Rappel Operations Management and Outdoor Leadership

Our Rappel Master training program provides participants with current knowledge and fundamentals to manage and supervise non-tactical rappel operations. It is designed for individuals whose occupations require rappelling, for those who are in charge of rappel training, and for anyone interested in taking their rappelling and outdoor leadership skills up to a higher level.

The program is also ideal for canyoneers and other practitioners of adventure-based and experiential education. Participants will have opportunities to enhance and hone skills, experience personal growth and develop leadership abilities.

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Topics covered include:
  • problem-solving and decision-making methodologies, avoiding heuristic traps
  • group dynamics and facilitation, situational adaptation of leadership styles
  • importance of both objective (technical) and subjective (human) leadership skills
  • hazard identification, risk assessment and management
  • site management and transition safety systems
  • teaching principles and strategies
  • planning and presenting effective safety briefings

Rappel Master is two full days, running from 08:00 to approximately 17:00. You may register for back-to-back Ultralight Rigging & Rescue Workshop (Monday-Thursday) and Rappel Master Workshop (Friday-Saturday). Participants are responsible for their own transportation, accommodations, food and personal equipment.

Prerequisite: ART of RopeWork or Ultralight Rigging & Rescue or Instructor Permission

NOTE: You will be expected to complete online instruction prior to the start of the hands-on workshop. After the workshop, you will retain access to the online materials to use for review

See also: ACA Canyon Leader/Guide


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Custom Contract Training

Custom training can be tailored to your specific needs and taught at your location. This allows your team to develop skills based on the local environment and the rigging and rescue situations they could most likely encounter. Contact Us to discuss your training needs.

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