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21 Jul

Swiftwater Canyoneering, Class C Canyons – Kern County, CA

This course will be challenging … and empowering!

Canyons with strong currentwater volume and hydraulics pose dangers that dry canyons (Class ‘A’) and low-flow, or standing-water canyons (Class ‘B’) do not.  This course provides skills, knowledge and experiential training FOR exactly that type of environment, IN exactly that type of environment.  We’ve taken the relevant skills from a Swiftwater Rescue Course and combined them with the relevant skills for Canyoneering in Class ‘C’ canyons and have produced this hybrid Swiftwater Canyoneering Course!

You must provide your own transportation to and from the location; you must provide your own PPE including your standard canyoneering gear (harness, helmet, hardware, etc), AND a full wetsuit (4/3 preferred) and a PFD.  Uber Adventures will provide the ropes and all training equipment.)**

Prerequisites:  This course cannot be your first foray into the sport of canyoneering.  The skills and methods in this course are a supplement to previous training.  You MUST have taken both the Uber Adventures Technical Canyoneering Course (ACE-L1) AND at least two of the Uber Adventures Advanced (ACE-L2), Canyon Leader (ACE-L3), or Canyon Rescue (ACE-L4) courses!  The only exceptions to this requirement are 1) having taken a thorough series of other APPROVED courses, or 2) having SIGNIFICANT canyoneering experience! (exceptions must be approved by Uber Adventures … please contact us!)

IN ADDITION to the above technical requirements, you MUST BE A STRONG SWIMMER!  This course does not teach you how to swim.

Skills, Techniques, Topics covered include:

  • Rope Management in Deep or Swiftwater
  • Anchor Access and Challenges
  • Belays & Rappel Methods, Air Pockets
  • Specific Gear, Handling & Utility
  • Tensioned Diagonals, Guided Rappels, Tyrolean Traverses
  • Potholes, Deviations, Re-Belays, Lowers & Hauls
  • Slides & Jumps, Surface Tension, River Crossings
  • Hydrology: Holes, Rapids, Laminars, Eddies
  • Defensive/Aggressive Swimming, Ferry Angles
  • Strainers, Sieves, Entrapments
  • Rescue: Towed Victim, Live Bait, Throw Bags/Rope
  • Communication, Safety, CFS, LNT
  • Hypothermia, Submersion, Water Quality

Tuition: This 3-Day Swiftwater Canyoneering Course is $595 per individual. A $100 non-refundable deposit will reserve your space in this class.  While the deposit is non-transferrable and non-refundable, it may be put toward a future course in the same calendar year if 30 days notice are given, canceling your participation.  If 30 days notice are not given, the balance of $495 will still be due whether you attend the course or not.  Feel free to post any questions on this event or send me a greeting/e-mail through meetup.

Instructors: In addition to Klaus Gerhart, Uber Adventures is bringing in a dynamic Swiftwater Rescue Instructor for his experience and expertise!

Read company/course policies here.

Details

Start:
July 21
End:
July 23
Cost:
$595
Event Category:
Event Tags:
Website:
http://www.meeup.com/canyoneering

Venue

Kern County, CA
1410 CA-155
Lake Isabella, CA 92340 United States
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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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