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PACIFIC NORTHWEST CANYONEERING is a community resource for canyoneers, rock climbers, backpackers, hikers, kayakers, and anyone else who enjoys exploring the natural wonders of the beautiful Pacific Northwest. This group welcomes people of all ages and skill levels. Our goal is to be a source for members to meet new people, learn, teach, and be part of a fun, safe active, and supportive community. We encourage members to take an active roll in suggesting meet ups. We will be posting occasional social events as well so everyone will have a chance to get to know each other. Welcome, and enjoy!

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Introduction to Swiftwater Canyoneering - WA

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Tuition for the course: $695 per person excluding tax. Register at: https://fareharbor.com/getinthewild/items/99391/ Course Description: Our Introduction to Swiftwater Canyoneering Course is the premier introductory course designed specifically for swiftwater canyons in the Pacific Northwest. Get In The Wild has been teaching wilderness education courses in the Pacific Northwest for the past 25 years and was the first commercial guide service to offer canyoneering-specific courses and guided experiences at this world class destination. Canyons with running water, waterfalls and hydraulics pose unique risks that dry canyons (Class A) and standing-water canyons (Class B) do not. This course will provide you with a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge and techniques designed exclusively for Class C, swiftwater canyon systems. All skills will be taught and practiced in a swiftwater canyon environment. Note: This is not a desert canyoneering course tweaked for whitewater, or a river swiftwater course. This course was designed and tailored exclusively for Pacific Northwest canyons. # Prerequisites This course is designed specifically for beginner canyoneers and those with existing Class A and B experience who wish to learn swiftwater-specific skills and techniques. This course does not teach you how to swim. You must be a good swimmer to take this course. # Specific skills you will learn Include: * Anchors, Belays & Rappel Techniques * Hydrology & Hydraulics: Flow Rate & Velocity, Siphons/Sieves, Holes, Rapids, Laminars, Eddies and Entrapments * Jumping, Sliding & Tobogganing * Ropework: Knots, Hitches, Guided Rappel, Tyrollean Traverse, Floating Anchors * Swiftwater Specific Gear and Equipment * Trip Planning Techniques * Navigation and Route Finding * Personal and Group Safety * Hypothermia, Submersion * Hazard Recognition and Avoidance * Group Problem Solving * Self-Rescue Techniques * Rules, Ethics, Style, Communication and Courtesy # Tuition for the course $695 per person. # Duration 4-Day Course # Location North Cascade Mountains/Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest RSVP’s To register, please add yourself to the Waitlist and submit payment through the following link: https://fareharbor.com/getinthewild/items/99391/ Once your payment is received, you will be placed on the RSVP “Yes” list. Note: RSVP’s will be added on a first come, first serve basis once payment is received. Once payment is received, we will forward additional information, (suggested gear, registration form, etc.) to you. Note: This course will be taught from a central canyoneering basecamp in the Dirty Devil/Robber’s Roost Wilderness that is accessible by vehicle. Whats included: Cost includes instruction, course handouts, and all team canyoneering equipment, i.e. ropes, webbing, and rigging. Recommended gear that you should bring includes harness, helmet, rappel device, several locking carabiners, and appropriate footwear and clothing. If you do not have your own gear let us know and we can provide rental helmets, harnesses and hardware for you to use. What's not included: Cost for the course does not include lodging, meals, transportation, personal equipment, and gratuities (tips) for instructors and guides. Please contact Christopher at [masked] with any questions.

2-Day Waterfall Canyoneering Workshop - WA

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Tuition for the workshop: $395 per person excluding tax. Register at: https://fareharbor.com/getinthewild/items/239907/ Workshop Description: The sport of canyoneering is quickly taking off in the lush green, rugged and wet canyons of the Pacific Northwest. It's not hard to see why - the thrill and exhilaration of rappelling under a waterfall is unmatched. Learn to rappel down a waterfall confidently and skillfully with our 2-day Waterfall Rappelling Workshop which covers gear selection, waterfall rappelling techniques, knots, belaying, rope management and basic rescue techniques. The Waterfall Rappelling Workshop is a great option for beginners who are interested in pursuing the sport of swiftwater canyoneering and are not able to commit to the 4-day Intro to Swiftwater Course, and for those with some experience or have taken a course and want to practice and refresh their skills under the guidance of a professional instructor. # Prerequisites No previous experience is required. This workshop does not teach you how to swim. You must be a good swimmer to take this workshop. # Specific skills you will learn Include: * DAY 1 - Dry Practice Session - Sample the most common canyoneering rappelling devices - Two handed breaking - Fireman belay - Adding friction pre-rappel on different thickness ropes - Adding/removing friction on rappel - Hands-free lock off on rappel - Rappelling out of the bag - Carrying the pull-side on rappel - Communication/Whistle signals - Adjusting rope length after 1st person down - Setting rope length without letting rope touch down * DAY 2 – Wet Practice Session - Create air pocket on rappel while in light waterfall - Practice Day 1 skills in light waterfall - Rappelling on the hip in waterfall - Seated start off a ledge * DAY 2 – Dry Practice Session - Anchor inspection discussion - Water knot, frost knot, BHK - Setting up a releasable block - Releasing live bait on rappel and lowering - Self-rescue step up - Ascending a fixed line - Passing a knot on rappel # Tuition for the workshop $395 per person. # Duration 2-Day Workshop # Location North Cascade Mountains/Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest RSVP’s To register, please add yourself to the Waitlist and submit payment through the following link: https://fareharbor.com/getinthewild/items/239907/ Once your payment is received, you will be placed on the RSVP “Yes” list. Note: RSVP’s will be added on a first come, first serve basis once payment is received. Once payment is received, we will forward additional information, (suggested gear, registration form, etc.) to you. Note: This workshop will be taught from a central canyoneering basecamp in the Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest that is accessible by vehicle. Whats included: Cost includes instruction, workshop handouts, and all team canyoneering equipment, i.e. ropes, webbing, and rigging. Recommended gear that you should bring includes harness, helmet, rappel device, several locking carabiners, and appropriate footwear and clothing. If you do not have your own gear let us know and we can provide rental helmets, harnesses and hardware for you to use. What's not included: Cost for the workshop does not include lodging, meals, transportation, personal equipment, and gratuities (tips) for instructors and guides. Please contact Christopher at [masked] with any questions.

Introduction to Swiftwater Canyoneering - OR

Mt. Adams Ranger District

Earlybird Special! Register today and receive $100 off course tuition. Tuition for the course: Earlybird Registration $595 per person excluding tax if you register by December 31st. Regular Registration $695 per person excluding tax starting January 1st. Register at: https://fareharbor.com/getinthewild/items/193601/ Use PROMO Code WACOURSE100 at checkout. Course Description: Our Introduction to Swiftwater Canyoneering Course is the premier introductory course designed specifically for swiftwater canyons in the Pacific Northwest. Get In The Wild has been teaching wilderness education courses in the Pacific Northwest for the past 25 years and was the first commercial guide service to offer canyoneering-specific courses and guided experiences at this world class destination. Canyons with running water, waterfalls and hydraulics pose unique risks that dry canyons (Class A) and standing-water canyons (Class B) do not. This course will provide you with a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge and techniques designed exclusively for Class C, swiftwater canyon systems. All skills will be taught and practiced in a swiftwater canyon environment. Note: This is not a desert canyoneering course tweaked for whitewater, or a river swiftwater course. This course was designed and tailored exclusively for Pacific Northwest canyons. # Prerequisites This course is designed specifically for beginner canyoneers and those with existing Class A and B experience who wish to learn swiftwater-specific skills and techniques. This course does not teach you how to swim. You must be a good swimmer to take this course. # Specific skills you will learn Include: * Anchors, Belays & Rappel Techniques * Hydrology & Hydraulics: Flow Rate & Velocity, Siphons/Sieves, Holes, Rapids, Laminars, Eddies and Entrapments * Jumping, Sliding & Tobogganing * Ropework: Knots, Hitches, Guided Rappel, Tyrollean Traverse, Floating Anchors * Swiftwater Specific Gear and Equipment * Trip Planning Techniques * Navigation and Route Finding * Personal and Group Safety * Hypothermia, Submersion * Hazard Recognition and Avoidance * Group Problem Solving * Self-Rescue Techniques * Rules, Ethics, Style, Communication and Courtesy # Tuition for the course $695 per person. # Duration 4-Day Course # Location North Cascade Mountains/Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest RSVP’s To register, please add yourself to the Waitlist and submit payment through the following link: https://fareharbor.com/getinthewild/items/193601/ Once your payment is received, you will be placed on the RSVP “Yes” list. Note: RSVP’s will be added on a first come, first serve basis once payment is received. Once payment is received, we will forward additional information, (suggested gear, registration form, etc.) to you. Note: This course will be taught from a central canyoneering basecamp in the Dirty Devil/Robber’s Roost Wilderness that is accessible by vehicle. Whats included: Cost includes instruction, course handouts, and all team canyoneering equipment, i.e. ropes, webbing, and rigging. Recommended gear that you should bring includes harness, helmet, rappel device, several locking carabiners, and appropriate footwear and clothing. If you do not have your own gear let us know and we can provide rental helmets, harnesses and hardware for you to use. What's not included: Cost for the course does not include lodging, meals, transportation, personal equipment, and gratuities (tips) for instructors and guides. Please contact Christopher at [masked] with any questions.

Introduction to Swiftwater Canyoneering - WA

Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest

Tuition for the course: $695 per person excluding tax. Register at: https://fareharbor.com/getinthewild/items/99391/ Course Description: Our Introduction to Swiftwater Canyoneering Course is the premier introductory course designed specifically for swiftwater canyons in the Pacific Northwest. Get In The Wild has been teaching wilderness education courses in the Pacific Northwest for the past 25 years and was the first commercial guide service to offer canyoneering-specific courses and guided experiences at this world class destination. Canyons with running water, waterfalls and hydraulics pose unique risks that dry canyons (Class A) and standing-water canyons (Class B) do not. This course will provide you with a comprehensive set of skills, knowledge and techniques designed exclusively for Class C, swiftwater canyon systems. All skills will be taught and practiced in a swiftwater canyon environment. Note: This is not a desert canyoneering course tweaked for whitewater, or a river swiftwater course. This course was designed and tailored exclusively for Pacific Northwest canyons. # Prerequisites This course is designed specifically for beginner canyoneers and those with existing Class A and B experience who wish to learn swiftwater-specific skills and techniques. This course does not teach you how to swim. You must be a good swimmer to take this course. # Specific skills you will learn Include: * Anchors, Belays & Rappel Techniques * Hydrology & Hydraulics: Flow Rate & Velocity, Siphons/Sieves, Holes, Rapids, Laminars, Eddies and Entrapments * Jumping, Sliding & Tobogganing * Ropework: Knots, Hitches, Guided Rappel, Tyrollean Traverse, Floating Anchors * Swiftwater Specific Gear and Equipment * Trip Planning Techniques * Navigation and Route Finding * Personal and Group Safety * Hypothermia, Submersion * Hazard Recognition and Avoidance * Group Problem Solving * Self-Rescue Techniques * Rules, Ethics, Style, Communication and Courtesy # Tuition for the course $695 per person. # Duration 4-Day Course # Location North Cascade Mountains/Mount Baker Snoqualmie National Forest RSVP’s To register, please add yourself to the Waitlist and submit payment through the following link: https://fareharbor.com/getinthewild/items/99391/ Once your payment is received, you will be placed on the RSVP “Yes” list. Note: RSVP’s will be added on a first come, first serve basis once payment is received. Once payment is received, we will forward additional information, (suggested gear, registration form, etc.) to you. Note: This course will be taught from a central canyoneering basecamp in the Dirty Devil/Robber’s Roost Wilderness that is accessible by vehicle. Whats included: Cost includes instruction, course handouts, and all team canyoneering equipment, i.e. ropes, webbing, and rigging. Recommended gear that you should bring includes harness, helmet, rappel device, several locking carabiners, and appropriate footwear and clothing. If you do not have your own gear let us know and we can provide rental helmets, harnesses and hardware for you to use. What's not included: Cost for the course does not include lodging, meals, transportation, personal equipment, and gratuities (tips) for instructors and guides. Please contact Christopher at [masked] with any questions.

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