Moab, UT - Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'

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Price: $100.00 /per person
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**(nb: the $100 meetup collected with your RSVP is the deposit; 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 may camp with Uber Adventures for 3 nights for $50!)

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)!


Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) 'Intensive'=All skills presented in 2 days!

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 covered include:

• 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/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 Essentials Course (ACE-L3), we recommend that you've either taken all three 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: Klaus Gerhart
ACE Master Instructor/Certified Guide, ACGA Certified Guide/Officer/Instructor, 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 takes place in Moab at our campsite on Day 1 & Day 2 from 7:00am-5:00pm-ish. 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.) If you decide to stay longer or come early, you must make your own camping/lodging arrangements for the additional days.


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