Definition of caving in English:



  • another term for spelunking
    • ‘This area is quite naturally a magnet for rock-climbers and walkers, and other popular activities include mountain biking and caving.’
    • ‘By now caving was the main thing in my life and I was getting ambitious.’
    • ‘John is apprehensive because he has done little caving, and doesn't like tight crawls.’
    • ‘After a desperate week at work I was desperate to get to the Dales for some desperate caving.’
    • ‘They said they packed in abseiling, caving and night orienteering into their two-day stay and hoped to raise money to go back there.’
    • ‘Chris and I knew we weren't up to more hard caving, and thought it would be fun to join an easier CRF trip the next day.’
    • ‘Some examples of the specialized equipment typically used in vertical caving are shown below.’
    • ‘Sam had told me that if I wasn't impressed by this then I should give up caving.’
    • ‘Detailed are the gritty nuances of caving that the average tourist never experiences: the tightness of squeezes, digging for air flow, and pushing for passages.’
    • ‘Bradford Council is looking at the possibility of reopening some enclosed tracks and allowing some limited caving.’
    • ‘There they got the chance to try out crafts and creative arts, skating, quad bike riding, climbing walls, mock caving and a giant inflatable obstacle course.’
    • ‘Older people who are keen to stay active are being offered the challenge of caving, gorge walking and canoeing all in the same week.’
    • ‘It is the epitome of Dales Caving, and is sporting vertical caving at its very best.’
    • ‘Thanks to Rich and Dave for a cracking re-introduction in to the world of caving.’
    • ‘Hopefully, you have all had a summer full of adventure - in particular full of exciting caving.’
    • ‘Over the past 40 years Bewerley Park instructors have given hundreds of young people their first experience of caving.’
    • ‘Unlike mountaineering, which it is often compared to, caving is very much a team effort.’
    • ‘There was talk of caving but it soon gave way to a warm fire and pints and cold beans (for Tim).’
    • ‘That's not to say that caving isn't something for a beginner.’
    • ‘As it is a long way away, the trip would probably involve some other caving as well as other outdoor pursuits.’