CANYON LEADER TRAINING COURSE

Perthshire, Scotland

This 5-day course is designed to give you the skills to go canyoning independently. Learn how to create safe rope rigging solutions. Plan and prepare for your own trip, make safe and informed decisions, learn how to make jumps and slides safe, and manage a team through these features. Become proficient on ropes, learn how to ascend and covert on single ropes Learn basic rescue skills and incident management in a canyon environment and much more.

Key Information

£585 per person

group discounts available

min 2 - max 6

min age - 18

mar - oct

free photos

intermediate

duration - 5 days

TRAINING AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE

 

Course Start Date End Date Trainers Availability Cost
Canyon Leader 16th August 2021 19th August 2021 Ben Case, George Yates 2 Spaces Left £485
Canyon Leader 4th May 2022 8th May 2021 Ben Case, George Yates 5 spaces left £585
Canyon Leader 13th June 2022 17th June 2022 Ben Case, George Yates 6 spaces left £585

As part of the course, you get lifetime access to the V7 Academy Level 2 online course ($250rrp)

The five-day workshop will encompass four days of learning and canyoning. You will descend 4+ canyons over four days. The course will be delivered by Ben Case (UKCA Trainer, ICOPro Instructor Level 2, V7 Academy Trainer) and George Yates (UKCA Senior Trainer, ICOpro Senior Trainer, V7 Academy Trainer)

Day 1 – Rope progression and white water

Cliff and River – On the cliff learn how to move confidently on ropes. Learn how to ascend and convert from ascent to descent on a single rope. Lear safe and effective belaying techniques. Learn how to set up traverse lines and manage rope bags and rope in the canyon environment.

The second part of the day will be based at the river where you will learn how to swim in moving water, manage a team and equipment and learn basic canyoning white water safety.

Day 2 – Anchors, Rigging and Progression

Canyon - Understand how to identify and construct anchors. Learn how to build releasable and retrievable abseils in the canyon. Learn how to set up traverse lines. Set up and take down your own rigging. Understand obstacle analysis and how to safely inspect and manage jumps, slides and downclimbs.

Day 3 – Clinic Canyon

Canyon - Descend a canyon under the guidance of your instructors and put the skills you have learned into practice. This day offers more 1-2-1 coaching and gives you the opportunity to start leading sections of the canyon.

Day 4 – Pitch Management and Rescue

Canyon - Learn how to manage pitch heads and a group in canyon environments. Understand the concepts of setting the rope length. Learn how to build guided abseils. Understand how to manage rope abrasion. Learn rescue techniques such as cut and lower rescues, release and direct rope rescues. Become confident in managing incidents in the canyon environment.

Day 5 – Clinic Canyon

Canyon - Then on the final day you will descend a canyon under the guidance of your instructors and put all the skills you have learned into practice. 

Full equipment can be hired at £10 per day

The course will be based in Perthshire, Scotland

Affiliated and supported by V7 Academy Level 2 course www.v7academy.com

 

Price £585 (including lifetime access to V7 Level 2 Online Course)

Email us: info@thecanyoningcompany.co.uk

Call us: 07565542766 – 07725813729

Equipment can be hired at £10 per day. 

5+5mm Canyoning Wetsuit With Hood

Harness And All Technical Gear

Helmet

Technical Canyoning Shoes and  3mm Neoprene Socks

CE PPE Equipment Only

Sports Insurance Up To £10 Million

Pick Up And Drop Off (On Request)

Free access to V7 Academy Level 1

Supervised by Qualified ICOpro Instructors and V7 Trainers

Canyoning Equipment (Equipment can be hired at £10 per day) 

Swimwear

Waterproof Camera / GoPro (at your own risk)

Medication (If Required)

Accommodation

Whilst on a course with us, different venues will be used. But we will be based in and around Perthshire. There are lots of options for accommodation in the Dunkeld and Pitlochry area. Here are some of our recommendations. 

 

Self-catering

Tay Bunkhouse

Sister company to The Canyoning Company, is ideal for group bookings. The Tay bunkhouse caters for group retreats, activity weekends, special occasion breaks, families, and clubs. The bunkhouse is available for exclusive use, bookings all year round. Tay Bunkhouse is a beautiful self-catering stone cottage with three bedrooms sleeping up to 10 people. The kitchen has full self-catering facilities with an oven, microwave, fridge/freezer, and dishwasher. The lounge has sofas, dining table and benches, free view TV and free WIFI with ample space for you to relax after your day’s training.We have a large garden and outdoor space perfect for BBQs, dining or relaxing around the outdoor a fire with a dram. https://taybunkhouse.co.uk/

 

Logierait lodges

Our 15 well-appointed self-catering lodges, sleeping from 2 to 7 people, enjoy a stunning riverside location with balconies designed to maximise your views of the surrounding Highland Perthshire countryside. https://www.logieraitlodges.com/

 

Campsites

SCA Grantully campsite

Open all year round, Grandtully Station Campsite is family (and pet!) friendly and welcomes guests in tents, motorhomes and caravans. Situated between Pitlochry and Aberfeldy, two minutes walk from the Grandtully rapids on the River Tay, our site is a perfect base from which to explore the heart of Scotland. https://www.canoescotland.org/go-paddling/grandtully-campsite#gsc.tab=0

 

Hotels

Atholl Arms Hotel, Dunkeld

An award-winning 4-star hotel and restaurant, we’re right at the head of the five arched bridge over the famous River Tay that leads you into the charming conservation village and the cathedral city of Dunkeld, in the heart of highland Perthshire. https://www.athollarmshotel.com/

Fisher’s Hotel

Located right in the centre of the beautiful Victorian town of Pitlochry, Perthshire. The front door opens straight onto Atholl Road and the back door opens up to the train station. https://www.fishershotelpitlochry.com/

 

Other options

https://www.inver-caravan-park.co.uk/

https://royaldunkeld.co.uk/

https://www.dunkeldhousehotel.co.uk/

http://pitlochrybackpackershotel.com/

https://www.jessiemacs.co.uk/

TRAINING AVAILABILITY SCHEDULE

CourseStart DateEnd DateTrainersAvailabilityCost
Canyon Leader16th August 202119th August 2021Ben Case, George Yates2 Spaces Left£485
Canyon Leader4th May 20228th May 2021Ben Case, George Yates5 spaces left£585
Canyon Leader13th June 202217th June 2022Ben Case, George Yates6 spaces left£585

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