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[nb: the $100 collected by Meetup for this course is the Deposit; the full course price is $395, so $295 will be due before the class begins. There will be no Monday canyon descent after this class.] Full calendar of courses and activities at http://uberadventures.net. 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/
The closest beach to Las Vegas is often called, "Surf City, U.S.A."... Would anyone like to spend a Saturday surfing? I surf about one weekend per month and I'd love to host a group surfing lesson. I'd also love to find more surfing partners for future trips. Surfing is a great way to connect to the ocean and your person, nothing makes me feel more happy or at peace... We can have a meet up time scheduled on the beach for a late Saturday morning group lesson. The evening session and the following Sunday morning session would be optional and you can make it a day trip or stay the weekend. I've given 9 lessons in my life and I'm 100% so far on people standing up their first day after a couple hours of trying :-) Learning to surf can be simplified by using a foam board for safety. I'll give all interested folks a link to rent themselves a foam surfboard and a wetsuit for the day. These rentals are very affordable! They also sell great, California made, foam surfboards new at costco for 100$ if you prefer not to rent. Share your thoughts and suggestions please!!!
Hey everyone, I've been wanting to check out the "Up" house in Herriman, Utah, for a long time. It's a replica of the one from the movie. https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g1598496-d8134770-Reviews-The_Real_UP_House-Herriman_Utah.html The problem is that this house is over 5 hours from Vegas! So I thought we could tie this in with a weekend trip to Salt Lake City. I've been to SLC once, but haven't done much there, so if you have any suggestions, let me know! Also, I was thinking about doing this sometime over the summer, so feel free to chime in with a date suggestion.