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Fall 2020 Guide, Leader, Aspirant Rendezvous (GLAR)

September 10, 2020 - September 13, 2020

Fall 2020 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, bathrooms, 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.

Your payment is non-refundable and non-transferable. No exceptions.

More details to follow as the event gets closer.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that: Canyoneering and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death; The organizers of this meetup and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant – including you – at any event; You release and forever discharge the organizers jointly and severally from any actions, causes of actions, claims, damage, loss including death or injury which may be sustained from participating in this Meetup event.

• All attendees are participating at this event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury or loss in whatever form to themselves or their guests.

• By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer and release and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim including a lawsuit or other action arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group.


September 10, 2020
September 13, 2020


Kolob General Store
148 Kolob Terrace Rd
Virgin, UT 84779 US
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