A new way to explore this beautiful worldCanyoneering is a sport I kind of discovered by accident, but have always really enjoyed. Originally we didn't realize what we were doing was an established sport; a few friends and I would don wetsuits and make our way down rivers, climbing canyon walls and jumping into deep pools, finding caves behind waterfalls, and swimming through underwater tunnels that offered a strange combination of claustrophobia, minor panic, excitement, and awe-inspiring beauty. It was a few years before I was flipping through a magazine and discovered what we were doing was actually called canyoneering, and many people were taking it to another level.
Ice canyoneering in Kootenay National Park. Image courtesy of mountainculturegroup.com.