Probably one of the most exciting and steep learning curves you can have on and in a river!
A huge focus on your personal development, comfort and understanding of how water in a flooded canyon behaves. Basic rescues (self and others) through to underwater searches and extraction techniques. If you are planning on leading inexperienced people, exploration trips and going down canyons on the South Islands West Coast, this sort of training is a must do!

DETAILS

PRICE: $600

 

ACTIVITY LEVEL: Challenging

 

CANYON TIME: 1 canyon, 1 big river

 

LENGTH: 2 days

 

TRANSPORT: Provide your own

 

ACCOMMODATION & MEALS: 
Provide your own

WHATS COVERED

  • Rescue equipment for rivers

  • River self rescue and swift water combat

  • Rope rescue systems

  • Advanced rope handling techniques and tricks for river rescue

  • Shallow water entrapments/extraction techniques

  • Big volume and technical jumping

BEFORE YOU COME

PARTICIPANTS NEED TO HAVE –

  • Comfort in water and capable of swimming 20 meters at full strength

  • High level of fitness – you are in for two huge days of training and fun!

  • First Aid training recommended

CANYONING GEAR

  • VT prussic

  • 5m length of webbing

  • Knife

  • diving mask

  • Throw bag

  • Personal first aid kit

  • Suitable 40-50 litre canyon pack with suitable flotation once your equipment is loaded into it.

YOU NEED TO BRING –

  • Climbing or whitewater helmet

  • Life jacket – whitewater style with releasable chest harness if possible

  • Neoprene socks

  • Neoprene hat

  • 4-5 mm wetsuit

  • * Suitable footwear that can get wet e.g. canyon shoes, approach shoes or running shoes

  • Harness with PVC seat and cows tails, plus the standard rigging – fig 8’s x 2, rigging biners.

  • 2-3 ascending/grabbing and progress capture options (shunt, t-block, mini or micro traxion etc)

For this course we encourage students to bring their own equipment.
However,  we can provide equipment for $50 per day if needed. Let us know.

BigRockAdventures_Col.png