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SbSouthwest - the Meetup group exists to promote hiking, kayaking, rafting, canyoneering, camping and exploration in Arizona and beyond. To do this, we strive to be a source of information, a community of interested individuals, and an opportunity to meet up with others that share our interests. We host both free and affordable trips, events and informational meetings and network with other groups that share common interests. Some of our members are individuals, some are volunteers, and some are the professional guides, instructors and specialists of our sponsor companies. The main sponsor we draw our name and principle support from, while our other sponsors provide much needed support in specific areas.

You may remember this meetup as Desert Voyagers.... there are some big changes coming and it will be worth getting to know a new name for sure!

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

Watson Lake Park Road

Coronavirus restrictions will not last forever. Our courses take place outdoors, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us; wear your mask, stay physically at arms length, but socially connected! [nb: This is a professional course with accreditation and the price is only $395, so please visit our website to pay for the course, or your $100 deposit. Any remaining balance will be due before the class begins.] Full calendar of courses and activities at http://uberadventures.net/courses/ 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. We will provide all the necessary gear for participation in this course, but feel free to bring your own harness, helmet, and gloves if you have them! 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. COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Cole Anderson POLICIES - http://uberadventures.net/policies/ TESTIMONIALS - http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

Diamond Down - Rafting in the western Grand Canyon
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Needs a location

Just getting some idea of those who would be interested in this trip for the spring. More information to follow....

Past events (164)

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

Watson Lake Park Road

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