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

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

The five-day workshop will encompass five 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

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