ACA Canyon Leader/Guide Course - March

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ACA Canyon Leader/Guide Course - March

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ACA Canyon Leader/Gide Course

Dates: March 16-18


$100 Deposit to hold spot, remainder due prior to class, or simply pay in full for convenience. 

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CANYON LEADER/GUIDE COURSE...

Not solely for professional guides; leadership skills are essential for clubs and youth program volunteers, and are extremely useful for anyone who descends canyons with less experienced partners. 

The Canyon Leader/Guide Course combines technical and experiential learning. The course represents the industry standard of training both for aspiring guides and for practitioners of adventure-based and experiential education. Participants will have opportunities to enhance and hone skills, experience personal growth and develop leadership abilities.

Prerequisites: This course is intended for active experienced canyoneers who already possess a good foundation of anchor, rigging and on-rope skills. 

Technical skills covered

 

• PROBLEM-SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING METHODOLOGIES, GROUP DYNAMICS AND FACILITATION, SITUATIONAL ADAPTATION OF LEADERSHIP STYLES

• THE IMPORTANCE OF BOTH OBJECTIVE (TECHNICAL) AND SUBJECTIVE (HUMAN) LEADERSHIP SKILLS

• HAZARD IDENTIFICATION, RISK ASSESSMENT AND MANAGEMENT, AVOIDING HEURISTIC TRAPS IN DECISION-MAKING

• SITE MANAGEMENT AND TRANSITION SAFETY SYSTEMS (MOVING AND STATIONARY SITES, LOW-RISK AND HIGH-RISK), APPROPRIATE LEADER POSITIONS FOR OPTIMAL GROUP MANAGEMENT

• ADVANCED SEQUENCING STRATEGIES, BUMP-AND-GO VS LEAP-FROGING

• CONTEXTUAL SELECTION OF APPROPRIATE BELAY SYSTEMS - TOP ROPE, BOTTOM, SELF-BELAY, TWIN ROPE SELF-BELAY, RUNNING BELAY, 2:1 BELAY 

• STATIC AND DYNAMIC COURTESY RIGGING FOR DIFFICULT RAPPEL STARTS

• PRE-RIGGING AND STACKED RAPPELS, SINGLE ROPE AND TWIN ROPE TANDEM RAPPELS

 • TWIN ROPE, YO-YO, 2:1, AND OTHER SPECIALIZED RIGGING SYSTEMS AND TECHNIQUES FOR EFFICIENTLY MOVING A GROUP THROUGH CHALLENGING TERRAIN

Cancelation Policy:
Fully refundable when
canceled within 60 days. Beyond the refund period, payments made will be credited to any future classes.