WTMC is keen to support members to develop the skills needed to get in and out of canyons safely.
We’re organising a 1-day introduction to canyoning. The session will cover canyoning safety, rope management skills and abseiling. The session will give you a good introduction to the technical side of canyons. The goal is to support members to be active participants on canyoning trips and begin to develop skills to lead canyoning trips.
The sessions are open to Wellington Tramping and Mountaineering Club members who:
Have at least a medium tramping fitness
Have experience with river travel (more than just river crossings)
Who are comfortable in water and can swim
Who are keen to learn more about canyoning
Who might be interested in further instruction and leading canyoning trips for the club
We won’t be in an actual canyon, but at an area nearby Wellington. Wetsuits are not needed for this session.
When: either the 18th or 19th November, whenever the weather is best