Our Pro Canyon Guide training combines technical and experiential learning and is carefully designed to lead into the certification program offered by Canyon Guides International (CGI) and others, including the American Canyoneering Association (ACA). The training represents the industry standard for both aspiring guides and for practitioners of adventure-based and experiential education.
Participants will have opportunities to enhance and hone technical anchor, rigging and personal on-rope skills ... and while technical skills and competencies are essential, we give equal emphasis and commitment to leadership skills, group dynamics, risk assessment and site management.
Topics covered include:
- specialized rigging systems and techniques for efficient movement with clients through challenging terrain
- problem-solving and decision-making methodologies, heuristic traps in decision making
- risk assessment and management, site transition safety systems
- logistics planning for canyoneering trips, planning and presenting effective safety briefings
- practicing and teaching low-impact canyoneering techniques
Founded in 2017 by Rich Carlson, Canyon Guides International (CGI) offers a comprehensive certification for professional canyon guides around the world.
For more information visit: canyonguidesinternational.org
Rich also founded the American Canyoneering Association (ACA) in 1999. He resigned from the ACA at the end of 2016 to pursue his passion for international adventure travel and to spend more time on volunteer projects; training pro canyon guides and canyon rescue teams around the world.
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Customized Private Training is Available
If our schedule and training objectives do not match yours, consider private custom training. Custom training can be tailored to your specific needs and taught at your location. This allows you and/or your team to develop skills based on the local environment and the rigging and rescue situations you could most likely encounter. Contact Us to discuss your training needs.