Canyoning Level 1 Certification - Course & Assessment


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Course Description

There are many secret and beautiful canyon in Taiwan!
You need professional canyoning skills to explore.
This course does not beginner course! This course is designed for people who want to be canyoning leader or explorer.We suggest the attender has previous experience of Canyoning, River Tracing and Rappelling.

This course will cover from basic movement skill to advance rope skills. You will learn many skills and practice in the field. Canyoning Level 1 included two parts, first part is one and half days course and another part is half days assessment. The attender who does not pass assessment can reserve half day re-assessment later within one year after course finish.

Course Schedule:  2018.07.07~08 (No camping need)

Course Location: Mai Hua River (Hsin Chu County, Taiwan) 
                             + I-Hsin River (Tau-Yuan County) or Chu-Ken River (Xan Xia)

Pre-Requirement

1.5 more Canyoning or River Tracing Experience in 3 different river or Cayons.
2.Be able to finish 3000m running in 20 minutes.
3.Be able to continue swimming 100m

Tuition : NT$ 6000 (Included Instructor fee, certification fee and insurance)                                              
Register : Please Click --> ZA Course Register System

Group Size : 4-6

Instructor : Sam Yang


Program Itinerary

Day 1 - Introduction of Canyoning / Movement Skills / Rigging & Rappelling  /
             Anchoring / Top Site Management

The first day training will perform in the recreational river tracing canyon. Course will start with the introduce definition of canyoning and the background knowledge of canyoning. Then introduce the basic personal gear in canyoning. The attenders will tracing up in the canyon to the main training area. Instructor will teach the climbing skills, different belay methods of different terrains, discuss the main risks in the canyoning and the team management when movement in the canyon. The rope system course will start when we arrive the main training area. The rope system included basic knots, rappelling, rope rigging and anchoring. The movement under water that included water jump and water sliding will teach in this section too. All these topics that not only teach by instructor but also request the attender hand on practicing. The training in the canyon will finish around 15:00. Then move to the artificial rope course to teach the ascending and system transfer skills. At the end of the day, instructor will quick review the skills what teach within the day. The day 1 course will finish around 8 in the night. 

Day 2 - Basic Self Rescue / Movement Skills / Rope Skills / 
             Emergencies Condition in the Canyoning / Skills Assessment

The second days training is also in the canyon. The first part included reviewing the first day course on the way of canyoning, basic self rescue skills, safety line setting, white water self secure, orientation in the canyon. The main risks of canyoning and the way to avoid will be discussed too. The last section is the skills assessment. Instructor will ask attender perform the learned skills in the different area in the canyon. Instructor will feedback the each skills' assessment condition. In order to make sure the attenders are get correct information. If attenders' skills need to correct, instructor will demo the right way and ask attender perform again. The course and assessment plan to finish around 16:00. At the end, the instructors will announce the attenders' skill test result and offer the individual feedback.

Test Result
The test result included 3 types : Pass, Re-Test and Not Pass

  • Pass : The attender's skill level achieve the certification standard.
  • Re-Test : The attender's skill level achieve the certification standard partially.The attender who got "Re-Test" result could re-attend the second day's training and exam.
  • Not Pass : The attender's skill level does not achieve the certification standard. The attender need to retake the complete course and exam.

Course Outline
  • Introduction of Canyoning
  • Leave No Trace of Canyoning
  • Equipment of Level 1 Canyoning
  • Rope Management
  • Movement and Spotting
  • Rappelling Skills
  • Anchoring
  • Rigging
  • Top Site Safety Management
  • Assessment
Attention

1. Attender need to prepare and carry personal gear. There is personal gear list below.
2. We offer personal technical gear rental service. 
    Please contact us (sam.zaxis@gmail.com) if you need gear rental.

Personal Equipment List (There is technical gear rental option from us)
  1. Life Jacket
2. Helmet (UIAA Certify)
3. Harness (UIAA Certify)
4. Wetsuit
5. Decent Device (Figure 8, Petzl Priana, Sterling ATS)
6. 4 x Full Size Locking Carabiners
7. Whistle
9. Backpack
11.Goggle
12.Towel and Clothes for exchange
13. Water Bottle (1L)