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Of course you realize we would all rather be out having fun in the canyons than sitting at a computer writing blog posts.

Nonetheless, we will do our best to keep you informed about upcoming courses and assessments, let you know who is in the news, as well as share information of general interest regarding canyoneering and the profession of guiding.

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...

Releasable to Tails Up Efficient Transition

Releasable to Tails Up Efficient Transition

Rigging releasable for team/clients on temporary rigging, and transitioning to retrievable rigging for last person/lead/guide. Use case: There are a couple of cases throughout the Colorado plateau where you need to use retrievable-rigging, in combination with...

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...

FX Gagnon

FX Gagnon

In today's Guide Spotlight - FRANCOIS XAVIER (FX) GAGNON - CGI Certified Level 3 Pro Canyon Guide. Also serving as the current CGI Regional Director for Canada. FX resides in North Vancouver, British Columbia. Since 1999, FX has been an international adventure guide...

Adolfo Isassi

Adolfo Isassi

In today's Guide Spotlight - ADOLFO ISASSI - CGI Certified Level 3 Pro Canyon Guide. Also serving as the current Technical Director for CGI. Adolfo resides in Huricane, Utah.   Canyoneering has been a big part of my life for the last eight years. I started my...

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...

New Regional Director, Mexico Norte

New Regional Director, Mexico Norte

Tomas Hernandez has accepted the position of Regional Director, Mexico Norte. Tomas brings to the position many years of climbing and canyonering experience. He is a CGI certified Pro Canyon Guide, Level 3, and a certified Instructor/Evaluator.  We are confident that...