A Beginners Guide To Canyoneering
What is Canyoneering
“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”
Canyoneering can be broadly defined as the descent of canyons using various techniques, including rappelling, downclimbing, swimming, and jumping. It is an adrenaline-pumping adventure and a stunning way to experience canyons and other natural wonders.
While you can do canyoneering in any canyon, some locations are more popular than others. Zion National Park in Utah is one of the most popular destinations for canyoneers, with its incredible sandstone cliffs and dizzyingly tall canyon walls.
Canyoneering is an activity that requires both mental and physical strength. Rappelling off a cliff face is daunting enough, but canyoneers also need to be able to downclimb steep sections and swim through cold water. It is essential to have the proper equipment before heading out on a canyoning adventure. In addition to a helmet, harness, and rope, canyoneers should have closed-toe shoes, a wetsuit (if swimming involves), and plenty of food and water.
With the proper gear and preparation, canyoneering can be an incredible way to explore some of nature's most amazing wonders.