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By David Black

In David Black’s Canyoneering: A advisor to strategies for rainy and Dry Canyons, readers examine the dangers and hazards of canyoneering, the talents required to achieve mastery of canyoneering variety and approach, and straightforward, potent how one can negotiate detrimental terrain. This accomplished up to date, thorough, and to-the-point consultant will offer simply understood descriptions of talents utilized by modern canyoneers and advertise easy innovations for fixing advanced difficulties. the aim of this publication is to equip canyoneers in any respect degrees with the technical talents they should get pleasure from a fresh canyoneering adventure and stay away from risky blunders. This full-color e-book is the single advisor counseled through the yankee Canyoneering Association.

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• find out how to observe mountaineering, caving, and whitewater abilities to technical canyoneering
• a proof of technical canyon ratings
• uncomplicated, potent how one can negotiate detrimental terrain
• Twelve vintage canyons in North the USA and their ratings
• ACA-certified teachers, courses, and consultant provider

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Victims are either pulled or knocked off their feet and swept away, or their feet become trapped under boulders or other submerged debris, and they are pulled down into the water. There’s a common misconception that flash flood deaths are always due to drowning. On the contrary, it’s likely that most flash flood victims who are swept away are beaten to death by debris, boulders, canyon walls, runaway trees . . whatever is floating in the stream or whatever the water can slam the victim up against.

SRENE (solid, redundant, equalized, no extension) means build it so it won’t blow apart, and if one part blows, another is there to back it up. There are many variations to these acronyms. Don’t sweat learning them. The concepts should be second nature and are more important than the acronyms. If you need an acronym to remind you how to build an anchor, perhaps someone else should be building it. Hooks. indd 39 39 7/10/13 12:12 PM Upper Puohokamoa, Hawaii. indd 40 7/10/13 12:12 PM C H A P T E R T W O Safety Understanding and Dealing with Basic Hazards and Risk own culpability for having exposed themselves to them.

Learn standard whistle signals. Do not try to clear a wet whistle by blowing through it. The sound may be mistaken for a signal blast, leading to confusion over the meaning of the message. Clear the whistle by tapping the water out. Headlamps A headlamp is standard equipment for outings that may extend into the dark hours. Some slot canyons are so deep and dark that headlamps are needed even on the sunniest day. A headlamp must be reliable in the worst conditions, so look for a lamp that guarantees itself as waterproof or at least water resistant.

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