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ACA Assistant Canyon Leader Course

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ACA Assistant Canyon Leader Course


Assistant Canyon Leader Course

This is step two in our three part Recreational Canyon Leadership development program. Participants receive training in advanced technical skills, group management and increasing canyon 'presence'. This includes the development of competent problem solving skills in a dynamic canyon environment, an introduction into canyon rescue and additional focus on Team safety. As always, the improvements in personal and overall group safety are worth the time/investment.

This three day introductory level training will be held in Escalante Utah. Here, we are fortunate to select from dozens of technically rated slot canyons, which provide optimal "in canyon" training opportunities. Students time is spent learning new skills directly in a dynamic slot canyon environment, without "simulation". Participants in these courses should be prepared for three full days of learning, teamwork and challenge.

ACA Philosophy: Take this seriously, in all training, in all canyons: Think Yoga….. not American Ninja Warrior. We must relax and raise personal and situational awareness. The best canyoneers, that do the “biggest canyons”, understand and apply super low impact techniques. Low impact on the environment and low impact on themselves. Keeping heart rates and respirations to a minimum, avoiding over exertion or unnecessary stress is definitely best. "Aggressive" movements (straining) are much less safe, less efficient and can impact the environment negatively. The greatest canyoneers go slowly, work well together, are kind to the environment…..all while making a series of excellent choices!

See course for course curriculum below.

PREREQUISITES: Proficient with the following; Core and Aspirant checklists. And meet all canyon experience and medical training requirements.

RATE: $546.00 Per Person. Rate includes ACA Certified Instructor, coffee/tea in the morning & sorbet in the afternoon. Tax and Meetup processing fees included. 3 person minimum to conduct workshop.

Payments are refundable until 30 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.
All payments incur a non-refundable $50 booking fee.

***We recommend purchasing trip insurance.

Transportation to/from training areas is not provided. Roads are rough. Please plan ahead with an appropriate vehicle.

We have basic gear available for rent. Rates are PER DAY and CASH ONLY.
$10 - Helmet
$10 - Harness
$5 - Combo - ATC & Carabiner
$5 - Gloves

We stock our favorite gear, equipment and ropes. Course discounts are applied :)

The weather in Escalante can change quickly whether before the course or during it. We expect that you come prepared with rain jacket/gear.

**Please note that the location of ANY trip/course is subject to change based upon the current weather (precipitation, temperature etc.) and group. Safety First.

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125 E. Main Street, P.O. Box 207 · Escalante, UT
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