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Your Instructor and Mentor, Rich Carlson

Since 1990, my passion has been helping people like you grow through technical excellence and personal accomplishment.

Over the past 30+ years I have helped thousands of people follow their adventure dreams. Students around the world have included recreational canyoneers and climbers from beginner to advanced, professional guides, rescue teams, backcountry rangers, law enforcement and the military.


Learn online with this indexed and searchable collection of learning resources; meticulously curated by Rich Carlson and Adolfo Isassi to insure the relevance and quality of the information. All designed to elevate your learning experience.

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This project exists to serve;

Canyoneering Karma is a community, a podcast, a social media group, and more. It is also the theme for a series of ongoing service projects and it is a mindset – using canyoneering as a vehicle for making a difference in the lives of people.

Canyons are magical places of stone and water that captivate and inspire visitors. Canyoneering is an adventure sport that involves descending canyons by hiking, wading, swimming, climbing and rappelling – often over spectacular waterfalls. It is common for those who experience it to realize profound changes in the way they relate to the natural world and how they choose to live their lives.  #canyoneeringkarma