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From Phoenix to all points North, South, East & West .. this region of America is bursting with canyoneering opportunities! With its proximity to the canyons of Utah, Nevada and California, (not to mention the great local selection of canyoneering opportunities from the Tonto to the Superstitions, to Flagstaff and the Grand Canyon) Arizona is a hot spot for the sport of Canyoneering. The purpose of this Meetup Group is to connect people in Arizona with each other, and with the communities of California and the greater Southwest. We will offer regular qualified instruction for the sport of canyoneering, as well as ACE Certified Guide Assessments, and other outdoor/wilderness skills courses like Map-and-Compass Navigation. In addition to our courses, which are the core of this organization, we will host canyoneering events and festivals in canyoneering regions across America and will do our best to nurture leaders to help provide opportunities for local canyon descents, practices, workshops, and community meetings. Anybody with the desire to learn canyoneering and anybody who already canyoneers ... this is your group. "Pay for the training and your fun is free!"

(If you want to see what you can expect from this meetup group, check out our sister site http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/ ... you can also check us out at: http://UBERAdventures.net (http://uberadventures.net/)

Upcoming events (4)

Swiftwater Canyoneering Course (3-days) Kern River, CA

Needs a location

$100.00

This is the only curriculum of its kind being taught in America, AND includes camping, handouts, a Certificate of Completion, AND a descent of 7 Teacups Canyon on Sunday! **(n.b.: The $100 collected by Meetup is the DEPOSIT for this course, the full course price is $595 so the remaining $495 will be due at least 1 week prior to the course dates. You must provide your own transportation to and from the location; and you can either camp with us or you can get your own camping/lodging; you must provide your own PPE including your standard canyoneering gear (harness, helmet, hardware, etc), AND a full wetsuit (4/3 preferred) and a Type 3 PFD. Uber Adventures will provide the ropes and all training equipment.)** Canyons with strong current, water volume and hydraulics pose dangers that dry canyons (Class 'A') and low-flow, or standing-water canyons (Class 'B') do not. This course provides skills, knowledge and experiential training FOR exactly that type of environment, IN exactly that type of environment. We've taken the relevant skills from a Swiftwater Rescue Course and combined them with the relevant skills for Canyoneering in Class 'C' canyons and have produced this hybrid Swiftwater Canyoneering Course! This course will be challenging ... and empowering! Prerequisites: This course cannot be your first foray into the sport of canyoneering. The skills and methods in this course are a supplement to previous training. You MUST have taken a previous Uber Adventures Canyoneering Course, or a thorough series of other APPROVED courses, or, have SIGNIFICANT canyoneering experience! IN ADDITION to the above technical requirements, you MUST BE A STRONG SWIMMER! This course does not teach you how to swim. Skills, Techniques, Topics covered include: • Rope Management in Deep or Swiftwater • Anchor Access and Challenges • Belays & Rappel Methods, Air Pockets • Specific Gear, Handling & Utility • Tensioned Diagonals, Guided Rappels, Tyrolean Traverses • Potholes, Deviations, Re-Belays, Lowers & Hauls • Slides & Jumps, Surface Tension, River Crossings • Hydrology: Holes, Rapids, Laminars, Eddies • Defensive/Aggressive Swimming, Ferry Angles • Strainers, Sieves, Entrapments • Rescue: Towed Victim, Live Bait, Throw Bags/Rope • Communication, Safety, CFS, LNT • Hypothermia, Submersion, Water Quality Instructors: In Addition to Klaus Gerhart (and maybe Jason), Uber Adventures is bringing in a dynamic Swiftwater Rescue Instructor for his 15 years of experience and expertise! Klaus Gerhart: ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education) Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor, trained whitewater rafting guide, former basic mountaineering instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.

Swiftwater Canyoneering Course (3-days) Kern River, CA

Needs a location

$100.00

This is the only curriculum of its kind being taught in America, AND includes camping, handouts, a Certificate of Completion, AND a descent of 7 Teacups Canyon on Sunday! **(n.b.: The $100 collected by Meetup is the DEPOSIT for this course, the full course price is $595 so the remaining $495 will be due at least 1 week prior to the course dates. You must provide your own transportation to and from the location; and you can either camp with us or you can get your own camping/lodging; you must provide your own PPE including your standard canyoneering gear (harness, helmet, hardware, etc), AND a full wetsuit (4/3 preferred) and a Type 3 PFD. Uber Adventures will provide the ropes and all training equipment.)** Canyons with strong current, water volume and hydraulics pose dangers that dry canyons (Class 'A') and low-flow, or standing-water canyons (Class 'B') do not. This course provides skills, knowledge and experiential training FOR exactly that type of environment, IN exactly that type of environment. We've taken the relevant skills from a Swiftwater Rescue Course and combined them with the relevant skills for Canyoneering in Class 'C' canyons and have produced this hybrid Swiftwater Canyoneering Course! This course will be challenging ... and empowering! Prerequisites: This course cannot be your first foray into the sport of canyoneering. The skills and methods in this course are a supplement to previous training. You MUST have taken a previous Uber Adventures Canyoneering Course, or a thorough series of other APPROVED courses, or, have SIGNIFICANT canyoneering experience! IN ADDITION to the above technical requirements, you MUST BE A STRONG SWIMMER! This course does not teach you how to swim. Skills, Techniques, Topics covered include: • Rope Management in Deep or Swiftwater • Anchor Access and Challenges • Belays & Rappel Methods, Air Pockets • Specific Gear, Handling & Utility • Tensioned Diagonals, Guided Rappels, Tyrolean Traverses • Potholes, Deviations, Re-Belays, Lowers & Hauls • Slides & Jumps, Surface Tension, River Crossings • Hydrology: Holes, Rapids, Laminars, Eddies • Defensive/Aggressive Swimming, Ferry Angles • Strainers, Sieves, Entrapments • Rescue: Towed Victim, Live Bait, Throw Bags/Rope • Communication, Safety, CFS, LNT • Hypothermia, Submersion, Water Quality Instructors: In Addition to Klaus Gerhart (and maybe Jason), Uber Adventures is bringing in a dynamic Swiftwater Rescue Instructor for his 15 years of experience and expertise! Klaus Gerhart: ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education) Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor, trained whitewater rafting guide, former basic mountaineering instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.

Prescott, AZ - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1)

Watson Lake Park Road

$100.00

[nb: the $100 collected by Meetup for this course is the Deposit; the full course price is $395, so $295 will be due before the class begins and includes loaner technical gear, all instruction, a 10% discount on any purchased gear from our online store, and a Certificate of Completion!] Full calendar of courses and activities at http://uberadventures.net. Learn Canyoneering from America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events & Community organization: Uber Adventures. Sooo ..... What is Canyoneering? Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport which has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. This exciting sport combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes significantly less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely. Rock-climbing, caving, mountaineering and swift water training teach related skills, but Canyoneering has become highly specialized. Our basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport! https://vimeo.com/148696696 https://vimeo.com/104538804 Prerequisite: None! This Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) is a beginner to intermediate course which teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group (being a competent participant and the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices). This course is designed to quickly get the beginner up-to-speed on basics, to give both the rookie and intermediate canyoneer new tools for his/her toolbox, and will help intermediate canyoneers refine their current skill set! See a list of the TOPICS and SKILLS, Policies, and Testimonials on our website! Instructors: Ryan Smith & Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/L5 Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Whitewater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, Basic Mountaineering Instructor, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. POLICIES - http://uberadventures.net/policies/ TESTIMONIALS - http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

Las Vegas - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) + Monday Canyon!

[nb: the $100 collected by Meetup for this course is the Deposit; the full course price is $395, so $295 will be due before the class begins. Don't forget to inquire about descending a local canyon with us on Monday!] Full calendar of courses and activities at http://uberadventures.net. What is Canyoneering? Canyoneering is an emerging adventure sport that has grown significantly in popularity over the past decade. It combines hiking, wading, swimming, jumping, sliding, boulder-hopping, scrambling, down-climbing, sometimes packrafting and always rappelling — often over waterfalls! Physically, it takes less upper body strength than rock climbing, and is therefore a sport that can be enjoyed by a much larger spectrum of the population .. young or mature .. tall or short .. large or small. If you can hike, you can canyoneer! This sport has unique risks and requires a very specific set of technical skills to enjoy it safely ... and that's where we com in! This basic course gets you from "That looks cool!" ... to "Woohoo!" in 3 days! Check out these Vimeos and see why we are hooked on the sport! https://vimeo.com/148696696 https://vimeo.com/104538804 INSTRUCTION: UBER Adventures is America’s premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community! We offer a variety of Canyoneering Courses to get the beginner/intermediate Canyoneer up-to-speed in his/her Canyoneering-specific skills; to provide intermediate Canyoneers with the skill set to tackle Advanced canyons; to train Leaders/Organizers the techniques and strategies for technical and group-management challenges; to teach individuals and groups the skills necessary to perform immediate in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues and to assist with group emergencies; and ultimately to provide the comprehensive training for anyone interested in seeking certification as a Professional Canyon Guide. PREREQUISITE: None. This is a beginner to intermediate course which teaches the skills necessary to safely descend canyons as part of a group (being a competent participant and the knowledge to recognize and implement safe canyon practices). This course is designed to quickly get the beginner up-to-speed on basics, to give both the rookie and intermediate canyoneer new tools for his/her toolbox, and will help intermediate cayoneers refine their current skill set! TOPICS and SKILLS covered include: Knots-Bends-and-Hitches, Canyon Rating System, Rules-Ethics-Style-Communication-Courtesy, Specific Gear Choices-Requirements-Use-and-Care, Belays-Lowering-and-Handlines, Natural-Artificial-&-Human Anchors, Static and Contingency Riggings, Rope Deployment-Coiling-Bagging and Etiquette, Rappelling Techniques & On-Rope Skills (Adding Friction Pre-rappel, Mid-rappel, Locking Off, etc.), Specialized Rappelling Techniques (Hard Starts, Soft Starts, Free-Hanging, Over-Hanging, etc.), Basic Climbing & Down Climbing Skills (Bridging, Stemming, Partner Assists, Partner Captures, etc.), Safety Checking and Basic Self-Rescue ...And, within each of these broad subjects are a myriad of skills and tools. INSTRUCTOR: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, trained whitewater rafting guide, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics. LOGISTICS: This class begins on Friday evening (7:00pm-9:30pm) at the Boulder Beach Picnic Area near the Water Safety Center in Lake Mead National Recreation Area, with an orientation, introduction, and presentation with an emphasis on the canyon rating system, gear, weather, canyon topography ... and getting to know each other. The class will reconvene on Saturday and Sunday at the same spot, and will run from 7am-5:00pm both days. If you're traveling to Las Vegas for this course, there is usually plenty of first-come/first-served camping available at the Boulder Beach Campground! POLICIES - http://uberadventures.net/policies/ TESTIMONIALS - http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

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Moab, UT - Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)

Goose Island Campground

$100.00

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