Highland Games

Caber toss is a traditional Scottish athletic event in which competitors toss a large tapered pole called a "caber" (/ˈkeɪbə/). It is normally practised at the Highland games. In Scotland the caber is usually made from a Larch tree and is typically 19 feet 6 inches (5.94 m) tall and weighs 12.5 stone (175 lb; 79 kg). The term "caber" derives from the Gaelic word cabar, which refers to a wooden beam.

The person tossing the caber is called a "tosser" or a "thrower".[1]



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