ACA Skills Checklists Refinement

The American Canyoneering Association has just completed refining the Skills Checklists for 2020!  This is part of our ongoing effort to contribute to the expansion of knowledge, training resources, and the overall safety of canyoneers around the world. These refinements … Read More

New Director of Training and Assessment

The American Canyoneering Association is very pleased to announce that Steve Szoke of Salt Lake City, Utah will be our official Director of Training and Assessment. His commitment to helping the ACA achieve its goals of having high quality and … Read More

Heat Related Illnesses

What Are Heat-Related Illnesses? Prolonged or intense exposure to hot temperatures can cause heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion, heat cramps, and heat stroke (also known as sun stroke). As your body works to cool itself under extreme or prolonged … Read More

Wilderness Navigation Basics

There are many parts to wilderness navigation, but four tools stand out as being the most important. First, a good topographical map. Second, a compass. Third, an altimeter. And fourth a GPS unit. Each of these items is a complex … Read More

Webbing Knotcraft

In this video ACA Instructor, Rich Carlson shows a variety of ways to tie and rig webbing on single-point anchors to address issues that include position, redundancy, strength, efficiency and equalization. Rich also demonstrates three different ways to set up … Read More

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