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Climbing has become a very popular form of physical activity and encompasses the following forms:

Bouldering: Ascending boulders or small outcrops, often with climbing shoes and a chalk bag or bucket. Usually, instead of using a safety rope from above, injury is avoided using a crash pad and a human spotter (to direct a falling climber on to the pad).

Buildering: Climbing urban structures - usually without equipment - avoiding normal means of ascent like stairs and elevators. Aspects of buildering can be seen in the art of movement known as Parkour.

Canyoning: Climbing along canyons for sport or recreation.

Chalk climbing: cliffs of chalk may (with difficulty) be climbed using some of the same techniques as ice climbing.

Competition Climbing: A formal, competitive sport of recent origins, normally practiced on artificial walls that resemble natural rock formations. The International Federation of Sport Climbing (IFSC) is the official organization governing competition climbing worldwide and is recognized by the IOC and GAISF and is a member of the International World Games Association (IWGA). Competition Climbing has three major disciplines: Lead, Bouldering and Speed.

Ice climbing: Ascending ice or hard snow formations using special equipment designed for the purpose, usually ice axes and crampons. Techniques of protecting the climber are similar to those of rock climbing, although the protective devices themselves are different (ice screws, snow wedges).

Mountain climbing (Mountaineering): Ascending mountains for sport or recreation. It often involves rock and/or ice climbing.

Net climbing: Climbing net structures. The climbing structures consist of multiple interconnected steel reinforced ropes attached to the ground and steel poles. Climbing nets are usually installed on playgrounds to assist children in developing their balancing and climbing skills.

Parkour (sometimes abbreviated to PK): a utilitarian discipline based upon the successful, swift and energy-efficient traversing of one's surrounding environment via the practical application of techniques. Participants run along a route, attempting to negotiate obstacles in the most efficient way possible, using only their bodies.

Pole climbing (gymnastic): Climbing poles and masts without equipment.

Pole climbing (lumberjack): Lumberjack tree-trimming and competitive tree-trunk or pole climbing for speed using spikes and belts.

Rock climbing: Ascending rock formations, often using climbing shoes and a chalk bag. Equipment such as ropes, bolts, nuts, hexes and camming devices are normally employed, either as a safeguard or for artificial aid.

Rope climbing: Climbing a short, thick rope for speed. Not to be confused with roped climbing, as in rock or ice climbing.

Tree climbing: Ascending trees without the intention of harming them, using ropes and other equipment. This is a less competitive activity than rock climbing.

Rock, ice and tree climbing all usually use ropes for safety or aid. Pole climbing and rope climbing were among the first exercises to be included in the origins of modern gymnastics in the late 18th century and early 19th century.

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Coasteering is a mixture of swimming, climbing, scrambling, and traversing the coastline. When it is safe to do so coasteering also allows you to jump into the sea from height. You can explore areas of the coast that you would never normally see. Coasteering is ideally a group activity that allows you to have fun with friends, family or corporate colleagues.

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A surface water sport in which a person moves along the face of a breaking ocean wave. Two major subdivisions within stand-up surfing are longboarding and shortboarding, reflecting differences in surfboard design- particularly including surfboard length, and riding style.

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Sailing is the art of controlling a boat with sails. By changing the rigging, rudder and sometimes the keel or centre board, a sailor manages the force of the wind on the sails in order to change the direction and speed of a boat.

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A sport of rock climbing, all about challenge and perseverance.

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A sport which consists of riding bicycles off-road, often over rough terrain, using specifiaclly adapted mountain bikes. Mountain bikes share similarities with other bikes, but incorporate features designed to enhance durability and performance in rough terrain.

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Kitesurfing or kite boarding is an individual primarily recreational sport. It is conducted on open areas of water, which can be shallow or deep, flat or bumpy, in preferably constant winds between 8 -50knots.
The "pilot" aims to fly the kite in a pattern to produce power to pull him/herself along the surface of the water across the wind, following the same basic principles as sailing. There is no motor power involved.
The pilot wears a harness to balance his/her weight against the kite. There is no connection between the kite and the board apart from via the pilot.

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Kitlandboarding is very similar to kitesurfing however the board ridden is like a giant skateboard and has wheels. All the aerial tricks can be performed on these boards that can be performed on the water. They can also be used for racing.

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Included in the sessions are tips and techniques on adopting and maintaining better posture and of course the chance to chat and make new friends.