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Planning, Preparation and Leadership L2

Anticipate and prepare for your descent

Planning, Preparation and Leadership L2 overview

In this planning, preparation and leadership module you will learn all the aspects of preparing for and managing a descent. To prepare for a descent we should understand the environment we are exploring and the potential risks associated with it.

This module is included in the Canyoning Level 2 course.

Beginner level


What you will learn:

Soft skills that go a long way.

This module covers knowledge in geology and hydrology as well as meteorology. Understanding the weather and the effect it will have on canyon environments is very important and fundamental as a leader or independent canyoneer. We will look at canyon grading systems, guidebooks, weather and team selection. We also have a great resource for creating a trip plan and understanding basic navigation.

Knowing what equipment to take on your descent is very important. This module looks in depth into personal and team equipment, its standards, what to take and how to look after it. This is a great module to start your learning alongside ‘personal movement and safety’. These two modules combined are a great way to start out your canyoning learning.

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Program Outline

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1. L2 Environment

2. L2 Planning

3. L2 Equipment

4. L2 Teamwork

5. L2 Incident Management

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L2 Environment

Learn key aspects of hydrology and geology which affect the canyon environment and get familiar with the various types of canyon worldwide. 


L2 Planning

A content-rich section which will provide you with tools to better analyze the terrain, forecast weather conditions and choose suitable canyons for your skill level. This section includes important information on emergency planning.


L2 Equipment

Learn what personal, team and specialist equipment you should carry in your group. How to select your rigging equipment and understand how your equipment is affected by loads and forces. Become proficient in setting up your personal equipment. Learn how to store, carry and maintain your ropes and gear.


L2 Teamwork

Communication is key to a smooth descent; learn how experienced canyoneers interact in the canyon for a safer practice.


L2 Incident Management

Learn how to manage an incident when it happens, including launching an alert and transporting a casualty out of the canyon.

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