What is a Technical Advisor?
A technical advisor in canyoning is a EXPERT professional who provides guidance and support to canyoning guides, instructors and companies. Canyoning is an outdoor activity that involves traveling down canyons using a variety of techniques, including walking, scrambling, jumping, rappelling, and swimming. It can be a high-risk activity that requires technical expertise, physical fitness, and good judgment to ensure the safety of participants.
A technical advisor in canyoning typically has extensive experience and training in canyoning techniques, safety, and risk management. They may work for canyoning schools, adventure travel companies, or government agencies that oversee outdoor recreation. Some of the key responsibilities of a technical advisor in canyoning include:
- Providing guidance on route selection and hazard assessment
- Advising on equipment selection and maintenance
- Training and mentoring canyoning guides and instructors
- Developing safety protocols and emergency response plans
- Conducting risk assessments and accident investigations.
In short, a technical advisor in canyoning plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and well-being of canyoning participants by providing expert guidance and support to canyoning professionals.
The owners of The Canyoning Company, Ben and George, are specialists in canyoning. Based in Dunkeld, Scotland; they provide guided Canyoning trips around Scotland, recreational and professional training courses from beginner to advanced, Canyoning Tours, International Canyoning trips, and technical advise.
Between them, Ben and George have 20+ years experience working in the outdoors and most of that time has been spent in canyoning. In past few years they have helped create V7 Academy; an online canyoning learning resource with over 160 instructional videos and E-books filmed in the canyon environment. Most recently they founded the UKCA to deliver high quality, standardised, internationally recognised training and certification within the UK and overseas.