UK Canyon Guiding

UK Canyon Guiding

Courses for UK Canyon Guide Training


Canyoning is rapidly growing all over the world, and is now an international sport with associations in many different countries. Most of these countries have their own assessment and accreditation scheme for Canyon guides, and now the UKCG is developing a scheme for the whole of the UK. Taking the American Canyoneering Association syllabus and adapting it for UK conditions, we have developed a system of skills training and guide assessments to suit both recreational canyoners and professional guides.

The American Canyoneering Association has been at the forefront of canyoning competency for the last 10 years and its founder Rich Carlson has done everything he can to drive this forward organising many international meets of best practice, developing techniques and running courses. Working with Rich over for the first few years as a mentor and co instructor we are using his knowledge to develop and move forward. He will be visiting the UK on regular occasions to run courses and help develop our system.

This gives our system great credibility, and makes it a highly professional product that we hope will be adopted by the whole of the UK outdoor industry.

The UKCG Single Pitch guide assessment is aimed at people who want to guide in non technical canyons…
The UKCG Pro Guide assessment is aimed at people wanting to guide any level of canyon both in the UK…
This 3 day workshop is based around the core skills required in moving around basic single pitch…
This course is designed to give all the personal skills needed to negotiate all canyoning…
This 2 day workshop covers all of the basics on how to place bolts correctly in order build a safe…
This 3 day course covers all the skills necessary to perform self rescues and team rescues in a…