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Canyon Courses

Before you head off on your own adventures why not come and accelerate your learning with the skills and knowledge you need.

Recreational and professional canyoning training.  Our two days at a time progression allows you to absorb, go practice, then come back for more when you are ready.  If you feel you have a lot of skills already through other disciplines like caving, climbing, rafting or kayaking and want a custom course, please contact us for a chat!

Learn to Canyon

This course is designed for beginners wanting to get out and enjoy the sport for themselves. All you need to know to be safe, simple rigging in a canyon, the right equipment, be self sufficient and have fun. Abseiling in a waterfall, jumping and sliding technique is covered. If you are a climber, raft guide, kayaker or outdoors enthusiast this course is all you’re going to need!Learn more

Guide the Canyon

For those who want to take it to the next level.  The essentials for leading groups, advanced rope systems for dealing with water hazards, performing rescues and the important stuff for harder grade canyons.   Learn more

River Rescue for Canyons

Be prepared if your stream becomes a river! River rescue techniques specifically for the canyon plus everything you need to know about sieve and undercut rescue / extraction.  Bluffed out, caught behind a waterfall in a cave, last chance eddy and more!Learn more

Professional Guide Training

Want to be a canyoning guide? This course is designed to give you the guiding tricks and polish that you will need to pass your NZOIA assessment. Learn from professional guides in a commercial environment! Learn more

Courses Programme 2017-2018

January 2018

Course: River Rescue for Canyons
Dates: December 06-07 2018
Location: Geraldine
Students: A class of 6-10 students with 1 or 2 instructors.

January 2018

Course: Learn to Canyon (Level 1)
Dates: 16-17 January 2018
Location: Glentui Meadows and Geraldine
Students: A class of 6-10 students with 1 or 2 instructors

February 2018

Course: Guide the Canyon (Level 2)
Dates: On demand
Location: Glentui Meadows and Geraldine.
Students:  A class of 6-8 students with 1 or 2 instructors.

March 2018

Course: Learn to Guide (level 1) OR Guide the canyon (level 2)
Dates: On demand
Location: Glentui Meadows and/or Geraldine
Students: A class of 6-8 students with 1 or 2 instructors.