Canyoning

    Canyon Leader

    The holder of this qualification can lead and manage trips of up to 4 hours duration in easy vertical and aquatic canyons (V2A2I)* in normal conditions. In addition the canyon leader can assist a NZOIA Canyon 1 or 2 holder in moderate vertical and aquatic canyons (V3A3II) in normal conditions. Two day assessment.

    Canyon Leader Scope & Syllabus

    Canyon Leader Assessment Guide

    Canyon 1 - Guide

    This qualification is for people who guide canyons with short pitches, e.g. less than 30 metres that can be negotiated using simple rope descent  techniques, and with moderate physical and water difficulties – up to about V3, A3, 2. Three-day assessment.

    Canyon 1 Scope & Syllabus

    Canyon 1 Assessment Guide

    Canyon 2 - Senior Guide

    This qualification is for people who guide canyons above A3, V3, 2 at normal flows, who teach and guide all aspects of canyoning, and who  organise and supervise canyoning programmes. Three-day assessment.

    Canyon 2 Scope & Syllabus

    Canyon 2 Assessment Guide

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