canyoneering

noun
can·​yon·​eer·​ing | \ˌkan-yə-ˈnir-iŋ \

Definition of canyoneering 

: the sport of exploring canyons (as by climbing, rappelling, or rafting)

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canyoneer \ -​ˈnir \ noun

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In the memo, Zinke highlights the hiking, backpacking, canyoneering, mountain biking and rock climbing. Washington Post, "4 US monuments to be scaled back hold artifacts, key habitat," 19 Sep. 2017 But the trek to get there is rewarded with a mossy, high-walled canyon and the opportunity to try out all types of technical climbing and canyoneering skills. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Shimmy Through the World’s Most Spectacular Slot Canyons," 10 Mar. 2017 The ranger leans across the desk, eyes the couple and inquires if George has Class C canyoneering skills. David Whiting, Orange County Register, "Massive snowmelt makes Zion canyons, local rivers, dangerous," 4 May 2017 But the trek to get there is rewarded with a mossy, high-walled canyon and the opportunity to try out all types of technical climbing and canyoneering skills. Jennifer Billock, Smithsonian, "Shimmy Through the World’s Most Spectacular Slot Canyons," 10 Mar. 2017

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First Known Use of canyoneering

1957, in the meaning defined above

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