Waterfall Canyoneering Course CA123 - The Mountaineers - 2018

Canyoning Course

Waterfall Canyoning Course

Learn to move safely and independently through the waterfall canyons of the PNW. Receive an internationally recognized certification from ICOPro.

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Course Overview

Note: The course is full however we encourage prospective students to get on the wait list

The Mountaineers is partnering with ICOPro Head Training Master, Andrew Humphreys, to offer an introductory course to canyoning in the Pacific Northwest. Our region has world-class aquatic canyons (Class C in American Canyoneering Association ratings), and this course provides both novices and experienced desert canyoneers the skills to assess and progress through our waterfall canyons. Canyoneer Level 1-2-3 (CA123) is an 11-day course, 3 days pre-learning/8 days practical, that is designed to teach the trainee to progress independently in a moderate risk canyon during a non-professional tour. This highly intensive course is regarded around the world as being one of the best introductory to canyoning courses, and it is also a pre-requisite to any professional-level courses offered by ICOpro.

Duration: 11 Days

  • Pre-training course e-learning:   3 days Minimum
  • Canyoneer Lvl 1:                    2 days
  • Canyoneer Lvl 2:                    1 day
  • Canyoneer Lvl 3:                    2 days
  • Clinics session:                       1.5 days
  • Certifications:                        1.5 days
  • Must be 18 years old.
  • Have completed CA Lvl 1-2-3 e-learning pre-training course.
  • Be in good mental and physical condition.
  • Swimming: 50m (150ft) and running 500m (1500 ft).
  • Medical certificate issued less than three months prior to the training course, testifying that the trainee is physically and mentally fit for canyoning activities.


The program allows you to organize canyoning excursions and to maneuver basic technical skills within moderate risk canyons. You will become a member of ICOpro with sufficient skills to use the ropes and then become independent in a moderate risk canyons.


The training consists in 3 technical and theoretical teaching levels, including analyzing exercises and evaluation (P.A.R), aptitude memory exercises (Feedback) that will be carried-out during the training, 1.5 Clinic Days of revision and regulation and 1 module of closing the ICTC.

  • Level 1: Procedures – General knowledge – Vertical progression
  • Level 2: White water – Assistance
  • Level 3: Horizontal progression – set-up – rescue
  • Module 4: End of the ICTC CA1-2-3


All technical equipment will be provided.

Full Curriculum:

Check out the full CA123 curriculum on the ICOpro website.

cancellation policy

Cancellations 31 days or more prior to the course will receive a refund minus a $70 administrative fee.

Cancellations 0-30 days prior to the course are eligible for a refund minus a 50% deposit.

Course Requirements
Course Activity Date Availability Leader
Assessment (optional)
Hall Point
Tue, Aug 28, 2018
Registration closed Aug 26
1 participant
Course Materials

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