Canyoneering Karma

Hi! My name is Rich Carlson — adventure travel addict and technical rescue, rigging and rappelling instructor. Since 1990 I have trained thousands of canyoneers, climbers, adventurers, professional guides and rescue teams across the Americas and around the world. Check out my free instructional videos and my blog to follow the adventure through entertaining stories and images, plus technical advice, gear reviews and minimalist travel tips.

And be sure to check out all of our upcoming community events, including training workshops, skills practice sessions, canyon descents and adventure travel. We are here to serve; to help you learn, practice and hone your technical skills; to meet other canyoneers and adventurers; and of course to have fun exploring.

Upcoming Community Events

Canyon Guide Training – Guadalajara Mexico

Guadalajara … Monday-Sunday, 18-25 March
Canyon Guide Training – Nepal

Stage One … Tuesday-Friday, 3-6 April … Syangja Nepal Stage Two … Sunday-Wednesday…

The Latest from Rich's Blog

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Arrived in Monterrey, Mexico on the 7th of March. Here training 19 aspiring canyon guides. Four days on, three days off, four days on. From here on to Guadalajara for another seven days... Read More

Internet Forums
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I started the first canyoneering forum on the internet back in May of 2000. The original platform was called eGroups, which was later acquired by Yahoo! Those who have been around long enough... Read More

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“OMG! Can you believe that guy? He almost ran right into me!” Actually, I couldn’t believe the woman who said that. I was stuck behind her group of around ten people, who were... Read More

Dr Carlson?
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It popped up on the kiosk when I was signing in for a flight from LAX to Hong Kong. DR CARLSON RICHAR. Somehow the D at the end of Richard and my middle... Read More