Try canyoneering, it’s adventurous!


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You might have heard of canoeing but canyoneering is a totally different type of activity.

Maya Adimora, Beyond the Gates editor

Do you enjoy hiking, climbing, or swimming? Do you find canyons interesting? If you answered yes to either question, then you should definitely add canyoneering to your b ucket list.

According to Undiscovered Mountains, “Canyoning, also known as canyoneering, is the act of navigating down a fast flowing mountain stream in a gorge using a variety of techniques including abseiling, climbing, sliding and jumping.”

As lo ng as humans have traveled across canyons, canyoneering has existed, albeit originally at a rudimentary level. While it is widely known as a recreational activity, it is also a sport where people race to the bottom.

Some popular places to go canyoneering are:

Zion National Park, Utah
Agawa Canyon, Canada
Antelope Canyon, Arizona
Blue Mountains, Australia
Jalbire Canyon, Nepal
Peneda-Geres National Park, Portugal

If you do plan on going canyoneering, be prepared to encounter flash floods, contract temperature-related il lnesses like hypothermia and heatstroke, be exposed to water-related diseases, face rock slides and falls, and dozens of other dangers.

Remember to bring canyoning shoes, a wetsuit, gloves, a helmet, static rope, a canyoning rope bag, a waterproof bag, and a harness with you.

Stay safe and have fun climbing!

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