Learning new tools

Learning new tools

cognitive bias As professional guides, we have invested resources and time learning an array of skills to perform our chosen role and craft in canyons. One of these skills is working with ropes and rigging systems to mitigate the risks involved while traveling through...
Canyoneering Terminology Translations

Canyoneering Terminology Translations

I got this book (photo) from Rich Carlson some years ago. Great information for traveling around the world canyoneering, mountaineering, or just climbing. But probably more useful for training, assessing and understanding the latest developments in ropework. CGI has...
New Instructors/Evaluators

New Instructors/Evaluators

Canyon Guides International conducted a training program for aspiring instructors/evaluators the last two weeks of November 2020 in Monterrey, Mexico. CGI Senior Instructor, Rich Carlson, provided instruction the fist weekend. Topics included establishing learning...
Guide Training, Level 1/2

Guide Training, Level 1/2

COVID has presented many challenges in 2020. Challenge accepted for this 9-day Level 1 and Level 2 training program in Monterrey Mexico. Many restrictions were in place so location options were limited, but we still managed to cover all topics for this group of...