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Fall 2019 Guide, Leader, Aspirant Rendezvous (GLAR)

September 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm - September 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm

Fall 2019 Guide, Leader, Aspirant, Rendezvous held at Kolob General Store and Kolob Community Center, Kolob, UT. Join your fellow canyoneers for a weekend of technical skills workshops, in-canyon practice, and leadership training.

Check in any time after 2:00p at the Kolob General Store campsite location. Hosts will be available to direct you to the campsite area, bathooms, and other facilities.

****This event is open ONLY to ACA Certified Guides, Leaders 1 & 2, Aspirants, and those with training ACA Level 2 (or equivalent).****

If you need additional training to qualify, please see the ACA Meetup schedule for available events in your area.

All participants must arrive self-sufficient and prepared for technical skill training – no gear/equipment/PPE will be provided.

In-Canyon & Classroom Workshops Include:

Aspirant Practice & Assessment
-Open to all seeking Assessment for the ACA Aspirant Program.

Canyon Rescue: Scenario, problem(s) while rappelling.

Canyon First Aid: Scenario, sprained/fractured ankle.
-Primary Assessment.
-Pressure Dressing.
-Field Splinting.

Canyon Evacuation/Extraction: Scenario, patient stable and movable.
-Horizontal Evacuation.
-Low Angle Extraction.
-High Angle Extraction.

Canyon Leadership: Scenario, group slow.
-Group Dynamics.
-Skill and Gear Sequencing.
-Cross Exposed Terrain.
-Time Saving Tips (lots!).

Map Reading: Important Fundamentals of Map Reading.
-Terrain Features.
-Creating Routes.

Backcountry Communication: Personal Locator Beacons.

Bring your favorite potluck dish for Saturday night!

Don’t forget to list your T-shirt size when prompted upon RSVP.

More details to follow as the event gets closer.


September 5, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
September 8, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


American Canyoneering Association


Kolob Reservoir
Utah, UT 84779 US + Google Map