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Technical Canyoning Skills Course (July)

July 13-16, 2023: Dive into the World of Canyoning & Elevate Your Skills

  • Starts Jul 13
  • 650 Canadian dollars
  • North Vancouver- Office

10 spots left

Service Description

Are you prepared to elevate your canyoneering skills? Look no further! Our extensive course is specifically crafted to equip you with the essential skills needed for safe navigation through canyons. Spanning over 3.5 days, our program offers a comprehensive training curriculum that encompasses a diverse range of workshops aimed at enhancing your canyoneering abilities. The course is structured into blocks spread across three days, commencing with an evening session on day one. During the first evening workshop, we delve into the fundamentals of meteorology, geology, trip planning, risk management, and environmental stewardship. This is followed by a "Knotty Night" class, where we familiarize ourselves with the essential knots for canyoneers. On the morning of the first day, our "Anchors and Rigging Class for Canyoneers" workshop begins. This in-depth exploration focuses on constructing and accessing both natural and artificial anchors and rigging, ensuring you possess the necessary skills for safety and adaptability during your canyoneering adventures. After lunch, we venture to the cliffs for the "On Rope Ninja Training" workshop. This session is dedicated to honing your rope skills, including descending techniques, proper body positioning, knot passing, self-rescue, and rope ascending. You will also learn various belaying methods to ensure the safety of yourself and your fellow canyoneers. On day two, the "Companion Canyon Rescue" workshop immerses you in rescue scenarios, patient care, and evacuation techniques tailored specifically for injured canyoneers. This workshop covers rescue planning, gear selection, raise and lower techniques, pick-offs, first aid in a canyon environment, improvised splinting and litter construction, shelter building, evacuation methods, and more. The final day of the course focuses on traversing water environments, encompassing jumping, sliding, swift water hazards, risk management, communication, and the application of previously learned skills in a real canyon setting. To ensure a high-quality learning experience, we maintain a small instructor-to-participant ratio. Additionally, we provide all necessary gear, including wetsuits, footwear, personal harnesses equipped with required hardware, and group safety equipment. If you have any further questions or require additional information, please do not hesitate to reach out to us.

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Reservation and Cancelation Policy

RESERVATION AND BOOKING POLICY To ensure a smooth reservation process and a delightful adventure with us, please carefully review and adhere to our reservation and booking policy outlined below. FULL PAYMENT AND RESERVATION GUARANTEE: To secure your reservation, full payment must be made at least 10 days prior to the activity dates. This guarantees your spot and allows us to make the necessary arrangements. Additionally, all participants must agree to the terms of our liability waivers and complete a participant form before the activity is confirmed. On the day of the activity, all participants are required to sign our liability waivers to meet insurance requirements. If you are uncomfortable with the terms, a refund will be provided, no questions asked. CANCELLATIONS AND REBOOKING: We understand that plans can change, but please note our cancellation and rebooking policy: Changes to the participation date can be requested up to ten days before the activity start date, subject to availability. An administration fee of $25 per person or a 75% refund will apply. Cancellations within 48 hours of the activity are non-refundable. Please note that cancellations and booking changes must be made in writing (via email or text) and are considered confirmed only when acknowledged by West Coast Canyoning Adventures. INCLEMENT WEATHER POLICY: Safety is our top priority. In the event of inclement weather or unsafe conditions, we reserve the right to reschedule activities. If rescheduling is not possible a refund or credit will be issued. MINIMUM PARTICIPANTS THRESHOLD: To ensure an engaging experience, we have a minimum participants threshold. If an activity does not meet the minimum requirement of three participants, we may need to reschedule. However, we can offer the option to transfer participants into a private class for an additional fee. If you do not agree to this arrangement, a full refund will be provided. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation regarding these policies. For any further inquiries or assistance, please feel free to contact us. We are excited to provide you with an exceptional adventure!

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