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ACA L4 / Assistant Canyon Leader Course

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ACA L4 / Assistant Canyon Leader Course


ACA L4 / 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 two 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 two 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; L1/Core and L3/Aspirant checklists. And meet all canyon experience and medical training requirements.



RATE: $370
Rate includes ACA Certified Instructor, coffee/tea in the morning & ice cream in the afternoon.
*Includes Sales Tax and PayPal processing fees. Does not include Meetup processing fees.
*3 person minimum to conduct course.
*Transportation to training areas is not included. An SUV or Truck is needed. Please plan accordingly.

Payments are refundable (less $50 cancelation fee) until 30 days prior to course start date. Cancelations after this date are Non-Refundable and Non-Transferable.

***We recommend purchasing trip insurance.

The weather in Escalante can change quickly whether before the trip or during it. We expect that you come prepared with rain jacket/gear. Cancellation due to bad weather is determined day of the trip. All guests must be present at time of determination. If we determine that the weather would make the trip unsafe, and therefore cancel, you will receive a full refund.

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

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