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From Colorado to California (the West & Southwest) .. this region of America is bursting with canyoneering opportunities! With its proximity to the canyons all over Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California, (not to mention the great LOCAL selection of canyoneering opportunities in Arches NP, Robbers Roost, The San Rafael Swell, North WaFrom Colorado to California (the Southwest) .. this region of America is bursting with canyoneering opportunities! With its proximity to the canyons all over Utah, Nevada, Arizona and California, (not to mention the great LOCAL selection of canyoneering opportunities in Arches NP, Robbers Roost, The San Rafael Swell, North Wash, Poison Springs, Dirty Devil, Cedar Mesa, Lake Powell and Zion) this part of Utah is a hot spot for the sport of Canyoneering. The purpose of this Meetup Group is to connect people all over Utah with each other, and with the communities of California and the greater Southwest of America. 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 Wilderness First Aid, Meteorology, and Map-and-Compass Navigation. In addition to our courses, we will host canyoneering events and festivals in canyon-rich 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; these are your peeps! Our motto: "Pay for the training and your fun is free!" (If you want to see what you can expect from the Uber Adventures SLC meetup group, check out our sister site in Los Angeles, Canyoneering California: http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/ ... you can also check out our full range of courses at: http://UBERAdventures.net (http://uberadventures.net/)sh, Poison Springs, Dirty Devil, Cedar Mesa, Lake Powell and Zion) this part of Utah is a hot spot for the sport of Canyoneering. The purpose of this Meetup Group is to connect people all over Utah with each other, and with the communities of California and the greater Southwest of America. 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 Wilderness First Aid, Meteorology, and Map-and-Compass Navigation. In addition to our courses, we will host canyoneering events and festivals in canyon-rich 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; these are your peeps! Our motto: "Pay for the training and your fun is free!" (If you want to see what you can expect from the Uber Adventures SLC meetup group, check out our sister site in Los Angeles, Canyoneering California: http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/ ... you can also check out our full range of courses at: http://UBERAdventures.net (http://uberadventures.net/)

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Los Angeles - Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1)

Stoney Point Park

$100.00

!! We are finally allowed and ready for some activity: our courses take place outdoors in the sun, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students +2 instructors, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us, bring your mask, stay physically out-of-range, but let's get socially reconnected !! While we are not yet offering courses in the SLC area, we will be soon! Until that time and because of the lack of local opportunities for legitimate courses, we will continue to post the courses we offer in Moab, St George, Arizona, Las Vegas and Los Angeles! Learn Canyoneering from America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events & Community organization: Uber Adventures. Tuition for this comprehensive course is only $395 and includes loaner technical gear, all instruction, and a Certificate of Completion! And, as a courtesy to our students, you are invited to join us in descending a local canyon on the day following this course where you can put your newly acquired skills to immediate use! You can pay the $100 deposit to hold your spot on our website [unless Meetup collected it!], where you will also find a full description of this course, a full calendar of our series of courses and locations, an online store for all your canyoneering gear needs, and a list of the festivals we host: http://uberadventures.net. In addition to our official site, we also host the most active canyoneering Meetup groups, with the best-trained canyoneers in the country! http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering ...and others! So, 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! COURSE CURRICULUM BY: 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. COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg

Las Vegas, NV - Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'

Boulder Beach Picnic Area

$395.00

!! We are finally allowed and ready for some activity: our courses take place outdoors in the sun, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students +2 instructors, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us, bring your mask, stay physically out-of-range, but let's get socially reconnected !! [nb: You must sign-up for this course on our website and pay the course fee of $395 or the deposit to hold your spot of $100: https://uberadventures.net/courses] This course is not only a great time to up your recreational canyoneering skills to an admirable level, but it presents the remaining skills for Certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5) with ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education)! Check out the benefits of ACE certification .. they're pretty dang awesome: http://ACEcanyoneering.com). CANYON RESCUE COURSE (ACE-L4) by Uber Adventures Train Hard, Plan Well, Be Safe ... but accident's still happen. This Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) by Uber Adventures teaches the skills necessary to perform immediate, in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues, and how to assist with group emergencies ... all with your groups' normal rack-and-pack (the minimal gear you should carry on your harnesses and in your packs.) Boost your confidence and fill your mental toolbox with skills to handle technical emergencies. This course not only teaches you the skills and methods necessary to execute a variety of rescue procedures, but it provides the impetus for critical thinking through an emergency. How would you help a canyoneer stuck on a rope? How would you help an unconscious canyoneer stuck on a rope? How quickly could you figure out how to convert a static block to a lowering system? Could you haul a rappeller back to the top of a drop by yourself? Have you ever been in a canyon, assessing a fictional problem and felt helpless? Are your responsibilities in a canyoneering event greater because you're the leader/organizer? Would you like to be a more valuable team member? This course is vital for not only canyoneering leaders, but also for conscientious recreational canyoneers who value their own safety and the safety of their party. With the technical skills presented in this course, you could prevent the need for calling in an expensive Search And Rescue team, avoid putting rescuers at risk, avoid spending the night in a canyon, and continue a canyon descent with a non-critically injured teammate. SKILLS: • Advanced Friction Options • Knots, Rope Grabs & Progress Capture Methods • Anchors, Rigging & Friction Dynamics for Rescue • Mechanical Advantage and Haul Systems • Converting Static Rigging to Haul or Lower • Assisted Rappel & Tandem Rappel Techniques • Hero Rescue, Balancier Lift • Rappelling on a Tensioned Rope • Guide Ropes, Tag Lines, Belays • Cut-and-Lower Procedures • Special Ascending Techniques for Rescue • Pick-Off Procedures Scenario (X2) • Considerations for musculoskeletal injuries PREREQUISITES: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), AND our Canyon Leader Course (ACE-L3), we recommend that you've either taken two or three of those courses or have significant relevant personal experience before taking this class (please inquire if you're unsure if this is the correct course for your current skill set). INSTRUCTOR: Ben Lewis, Derek Lorentz

Los Angeles - Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2)

Stoney Point Park

$395.00

!! We are finally allowed and ready for some activity: our courses take place outdoors in the sun, there is little-to-no physical contact, our courses max at 8 students +2 instructors, and we wear rappelling gloves! Come outside with us, bring your mask, stay physically out-of-range, but let's get socially reconnected !! [nb: The cost of the course is $395 and to reserve your spot in the course, you must register on our website and pay the fee or a deposit: https://uberadventures.net/courses] ADVANCED Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) This course is designed to provide students with the tools needed to jump to the next level of technical skill and become competent and safe canyoneers in ALL classes of canyons and touches on techniques and skills for the Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) and the Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4). The practical experience that you gain during this course will give you the knowledge and confidence to tackle advanced canyon obstacles and many unexpected situations. This extremely popular curriculum has set a new standard by which all other courses and curriculums may be judged. This course was designed primarily to meet the needs of recreational canyoneers, but also forms the training foundation for those planning to seek certification as Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5). Prerequisite: Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) or Instructor permission. Since this Two-Day Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), you must have that training or extensive personal experience to be admitted to this class. Feel free to call if you're unsure if this course is the right fit for your experience. The topics covered include: • Efficient Rope Management • Advanced Knots & Hitches • Retrievable/Releasable Anchor Systems • Transient Anchors • Artificial Anchors Installation & Inspection • Advanced Rope Deployment Methods • Multi-Pitch Rappels • Simul Rappels • Advanced Rope Work for Traverses • Guided Rappels & Tensioning Systems • Deviations/Re-Directs • 3 Ascending Methods & Converting to Rappel (Changeovers) • Transitioning on top of Ascend • Pothole Escape Techniques • Basics of Mechanical Advantage Don't forget that the Uber Adventures store (http://uberadventures.net) carries all the technical gear a canyoneer could need or want ... and there's always a 10% discount for students! Tuition for this 2-Day Advanced Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) is only $395 per individual. A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space in this class. While the deposit is non-transferrable and non-refundable, it may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given, canceling your participation. If 30 days notice are not given, the balance of $295 will still be due whether you attend the course or not. Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup. Included with tuition is all instruction and all group Canyoneering equipment, i.e.: ropes, webbing, rope bags, rapides, rigging, etc. ... and a Certificate of Completion!! Warning: The activities in this course have been found to be addictive. Only those people prepared for ultimate adventure and nonstop fun need attend! Please read the course policies here: http://www.meetup.com/canyoneering/pages/UBER_Adventures_Course_Policies/ CURRICULUM BY: Klaus Gerhart: ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education) Master Instructor/Certified Guide, American Canyon Guides Association (ACGA) Certified Guide/Officer/Instructor, 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. INSTRUCTOR: Todd Kolberg

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

Boulder Beach Picnic Area

$395.00

[nb: the cost of this course is $395 and you must register on our website and pay the course fee or a $100 deposit to reserve your spot: https://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. 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. CURRICULUM BY: 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. INSTRUCTORS: Ben Lewis, Derek Lorentz POLICIES - http://uberadventures.net/policies/ TESTIMONIALS - http://uberadventures.net/testimonials/

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