**(nb: The $100 meetup collected with your RSVP is the deposit for this course; the full course fee is $395, so the balance of $295 will be due on or before the first night of class. If you're traveling to Moab for this course, you are invited to camp with Uber Adventures for 2 nights for $35!)**
This course is not only a great time to 'up' your recreational canyoneering skills to an admirable level, but it's a great prep course for Certification as a Professional Canyon Guide (ACE-L5) with ACE (Association for Canyoneering Education)!
Improve your skills and expand your canyoneering toolbox!
Uber Adventures' Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3) is designed to prepare some for Leading Canyons and others to increase the number of tools in their toolbox; specifically providing the next level of skills training through technical instruction and experiential practice. While these tools are a vital component for any active canyoneer, they are imperative for anyone leading rookies, kids, family or friends into a canyon. This course provides strategic training for unexpected technical and group management challenges ... when things don't go quite as planned!
Skills covered include:
• Group Gear Choices & Distribution, Pack Management
• Strand Isolation and Leapfrogging for speeding things up
• Static Courtesy Rappels to make hard-starts easier
• Dynamic Courtesy Rappels to make super-hard-starts safer and easier
• Lowering Systems for emergencies and speed
• Pre-Rigged Rappels and Rigging Kids for Rappel
• Static & Dynamic Edge Protection to increase rope life
• Direct Top Belays, Handlines and Sequencing
• Advanced Belay Techniques & Rappel Friction for Long Rappels
• Passing Knots on Ascend and Rappel
• Advanced Lock-Off Methods
• Converting Static Block to Lowering System for assist or rescue
• Isolating In-Field Rope Damage (Core Shot)
• Constructing a Swiss Seat or Swami for rescue or gear failure
• Rappelling on a Munter for emergencies
PREREQUISITES: Since this course builds upon the skills and techniques presented in our Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) AND our Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2), we recommend that you've either taken both 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).
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 (ACE-L5).
INSTRUCTOR: Klaus Gerhart - ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, Certified Tactical Rappel Master, Wilderness First Responder, Advanced Swiftwater Rescue Technician, Technical Rope Rescue Technician, former Basic Mountaineering Instructor for Sierra Club's Wilderness Travel Course, trained whitewater rafting guide, Map & Compass Navigation Instructor and a Master Educator for Leave No Trace wilderness ethics.
This class will begin in Moab at our campsite. Feel free to camp with us, to get your own camping, or to stay at a motel ... your choice. (Uber Adventures provides no camping gear.)
You must have all your own personal protection gear and hardware to attend this course. If you're lacking anything, we offer students a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/after the course at the http://uberadventures.net store. GEAR: Harness, Helmet, Gloves, Safety Tether/Cow's Tail/Personal Anchor, Descender, Ascenders, Prusik, 48" Footloop, VT Prusik, Figure 8 for rigging, and about 9 total screwlock carabiners (at least 2 empty.
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