ACA certified Master Canyon Guides are individuals who progressed from Pro Canyon Guide. They have attained a level of technical proficiency that represents the pinnacle of guiding excellence.

The ACA’s Master Canyon Guide certification is specialized, based on either Class A/B or Class C terrain.

What people are saying …

“My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed

the course and now have a new rule for choosing canyoneering partners – ACA course graduates only. You guys are the real deal and you are raising the bar for all canyoneers.”

May 23, 2015

“ART of Canyoneering

3-day course was very informative. It included indoor class time & outdoor practical application. Rich is a “true” teacher, very patient and knowledgeable. I concur with others that this course was a bargain & absolutely worth my 8-hour drive to get there! I will be telling others about this course. Thank you, Rich, for your servitude.”

May 28, 2015

“Every canyoneering guide in the U.S.

– and the overwhelming majority of recreational canyoneers – have learned from or have learned from someone who learned from Rich Carlson.”

May 28, 2015

“Even though I have climbed for 15 years,

I learned a lot of new, cool techniques. Wow! Great course.”

May 28, 2015

“This was a great opportunity

for me to get exposure to a myriad of new techniques for use in future canyoneering exploits. The experience and perspective of the instructors added another dimension and contributed greatly to the value of the course.”

May 28, 2015

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