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Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) Moab, UT

Train Hard.  Plan Well.  Be Safe.

                                                    …but accidents still happen.

This Canyon Rescue Course (ACE-L4) by Uber Adventures teaches the skills necessary to perform immediate, in-canyon self-rescues, partner rescues, and how to assist with group emergencies … all with your groups’ normal rack-and-pack (the minimal gear you should carry on your harnesses and in your packs.)

Boost your confidence and fill your mental toolbox with skills to handle technical emergencies.

This course not only teaches you the skills and methods necessary to execute a variety of rescue procedures, but it provides the impetus for critical thinking through an emergency.

How would you help a canyoneer stuck on a rope?  How would you help an unconscious canyoneer stuck on a rope?  How quickly could you figure out how to convert a static block to a lowering system?  Could you haul a rappeller back to the top of a drop by yourself?  Have you ever been in a canyon, assessing a fictional problem and felt helpless?  Are your responsibilities in a canyoneering event greater because you’re the leader/organizer?  Would you like to be a more valuable team member?  This course is vital for not only canyoneering leaders, but also for conscientious recreational canyoneers who value their own safety and the safety of their party.

With the technical skills presented in this course, you could prevent the need for calling in an expensive Search And Rescue team, avoid putting rescuers at risk, avoid spending the night in a canyon, and continue a canyon descent with a non-critically injured teammate.

Prerequisite:  Participants should have some advanced formal canyoneering-specific training.  This course builds on the skills taught in the Uber Adventures’ 3-day Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1), the Advanced Canyoneering Course (ACE-L2) AND the Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3).  While we are not requiring the completion of each of those courses as a prerequisite, those who have had advanced formal canyoneering training will find it easier to ‘keep-up’ with this curriculum.  If you’re not sure if this is the course for you, please give us a call and we can discuss your skills and training.

The topics and skills covered will include:

  • Knots, Rope Grabs & Progress Capture Methods
  • Anchors, Rigging & Friction Dynamics for Rescue
  • Mechanical Advantage and Haul Systems
  • Converting Static Rigging to Haul or Lower
  • Assisted Rappel & Tandem Rappel Techniques
  • Hero Rescue, Balancier Lift
  • Rappelling on a Tensioned Rope
  • Guide Ropes, Tag Lines, Belays
  • Cut-and-Lower Procedures
  • Special Ascending Techniques for Rescue
  • Pick-Off Procedures Scenario
  • Considerations for musculoskeletal injuries

Instructor: Klaus Gerhart

The cost of this course is $395 and includes camping! (The course fee is non-refundable, but may be put toward a future class during the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given, cancelling your participation in this course.)  Please read more course/company policies here.

This class will begin in Moab at our campsite on Sunday evening from 7:00pm-9:30pm and will reconvene each morning (Monday-Tuesday) at 7:00am and will finish around 5:00pm each afternoon, allowing for some hikes and sight-seeing in the area. Feel free to camp with us, to get your own camping, or to stay at a motel … your choice.  (Uber Adventures provides no camping gear.)  Please note this class begins on the final day of the Canyon Essentials Course (ACE-L3)sign-up for both and inquire about the $100 Discount!

Required gear for this course is all of your personal gear including: harness, helmet, safety tether, foot loop, prusik, vt prusik, ascenders, rappel device, carabiners and a canyon cordelette (we can loan out some of the hardware and specialty items if you don’t have them … and we will offer a 10% discount for any gear bought before/during/directly after the course).

Details

Start:
September 24 @ 7:00 pm
End:
September 26 @ 3:00 pm
Cost:
$395
Event Category:
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Website:
https://www.meetup.com/canyoneering

Venue

Goose Island CG
Moab, UT United States + Google Map

Organizer

Klaus Gerhart

Upcoming…

 
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WHY CHOOSE UBER?

 

UBER Adventures: America's premier Canyoneering Instruction, Events and Community. While we are not the first, we are arguably the best ... and certainly the busiest. We're pretty sure we offer more courses to more students in a year than all other technical canyoneering training providers in America ... combined.

So, browse the site and find the perfect class for your skill level, at the right location, and at the right time of year for YOUR schedule!

Contact Info

 

Offices, Classroom & Retail Store!

21901 Devonshire Street, Chatsworth, CA 91311

323-493-0104

Store Hours

 

STORE HOURS ARE VARIABLE

As we are primarily an Adventure Sports Training Center & Outdoors School, we spend much of our time in the field. If you are in need of technical gear or advice, or have questions about our programs, please call to make sure someone's minding the store. These are the hours we try to keep: Monday-Friday 11:00am-5:00pm (though we are regularly available at other times!)

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