Anatolia Canyoning Club

Our club aims develop canyoneers educated with the following training program. To implement this program, participants are expected to have completed basic summer mountaineering course of TDF (Turkish Mountaineering Federation). Time unit is specified as hours in the list below.

COURSE ID COURSE NAME THEORY PRACTICE TOTAL
1 Canyoning Definition and History
* Familirization with training program
* Canyoning Definition, History
* Noticable Canyons in Turkey
1 * 1
2 Canyoning Gear, Personal, Camping and Common Gears
* Personal gears, clothes, bag organization
* Introduction of rappelling devices, pulleys, jumar etc.
* Ropes, rope properties, rope coiling, rope care
* Bolt kit
2 4 6
3 Etics of Canyons, Legal Liabilities, Echology, Physcology
* Protocols of Canyon Entrance, Time Management
* Canyon Hazards
* Physocology of Daily Canyoning
* Physcology of Multiday Canyoning
* Roles in Canyoning, Leader and Picker Physocology
* Canyon structure, Plants and Animals
* Environmental Care, Canyoning Ethics
2 * 2
4 Canyoning Hydrology and Meteorology
* Canyon Types, Canyon Formations
* Flash Floods, Canyon Basins
* Meteorology Knowledge for Daily and Multiday Canyoning Activities
* Water Formations in Canyons, Siphons, Hydraulics etc.
2 * 2
5 Geographic Maps, Topography, Compass and GPS usage, GIS
* Finding Canyons in Geographic Map
* Map Analsis of Entrance and Exit of Canyon
* Reckoning in Canyons
1 * 1
6 Communication in Canyons
* Communication with Radio
* Whistle Communication
* Communication with Gestures
* Communication with Ropes
* Mobile Communication
2 * 2
7 Drinking and Nutrition in Canyons
* Nutrition and Drinking in Daily Canyons
* Nutrition and Drinking in Muliday Canyons
* Nutrition and Drinking gears
2 * 2
8 Canyon Hazards
* Flash Floods and Risk Mitigation
* Rock Fall and Risk Mitigation
* Intervention in Drowning and Hypotermia
* Unusual Cases in Rapelling
* Wild and Toxic Animal Risks
1 * 1
9 Canyoning Organization
* Preparing for Canyons
* Daily Team Organization and Roles
* Multiday Team Organization and Roles
* Exploration Organization and Roles
* Crowded Team Organization and Canyon Capacity
* Entrance and Exit Organization In Canyon
* Logistics in Canyon
2 * 2
10 Camping and Bivouac In Canyon
* Camping and Bivouac Gear
* One Night Camping
* Multinight Camping
* Camping in Exploration
* 2 2
11 Walking in Water and Rocks in Canyon
* Canyon Floors
* Hiking in Small Rock Canyon Floor
* Advance in Big Rocks of Canyon Floor
* Advance in Water Formations
* Advance in Mudy Places
* Advance in Mossy and Slippery Floor
* Bag Carrying
1 7 8
12 Swimming in Canyons, Hazard Protection
* Swimming in Still Water
* Swimming in Current and Defansive Swimming
* Crossing a Stream
* Movement Style in Siphons
* Movement Style in Eddies
1 7 8
13 Jump in Canyons
* Jump Style for Deep Water
* Jump Style for Shallow Water
* Jump Point Selection
1 7 8
14 Sliding Techniques In Canyons
* Sliding from Short Distance with Support
* Sliding Using Rope/Sling Support
1 3 4
15 Waterfall Rappel and Anchoring
* General Anchoring, Movement Style in Anchor System
* Prusik Safety, Fireman Style Safety
* Waterfall Types
* Rappeling from Positive Slope in Waterfall
* Rapelling form Negative Slope in Waterfall
* Route Setting on Waterfall Rappelling
* Route Determination on Waterfall Rappelling
* Rappelling from Down Anchor
1 6 7
16 Rope Exit in Water
* Rope Exit in Still Water
* Rope Exit in Current Water
* Rope Management and Safety on Rappelling to Water
1 3 4
17 Movement Style in Rock, Pathole, Siphon and Hazard Area
* Coordinated Movement in Rocky Terrain
* Bag Carry Style in Rocky Terrain
* Movement Style in Pathole Full of Water
* Movement Style in Pathole Half Full of Water
* Rescue in Empty Pathole
* Siphon Identification
* Movement Style near Siphon
* Movement Style in Dangerous Water Forms
1 6 7
18 Emergency Exit in Canyons
* Situations for Emergency Exit
* Route Setting for Emergency Exit
* Movement Style in Emergency Exit
1 2 4
Total Canyon Base Training 23 47 70
1 First Aid and Rescue from Water Hazard in Canyon
* Gears for First Aid
* First Aid in Drowning and Bone Fractures
* First Aid in Hypotermia and Poisoning
* Movement Style in Rappelling Problems
* Rescue Someone from a Siphon
* Resuce in Current and Water Hazard
* Rappelling Someone Wounded
2 10 12
2 Natural Anchor Systems
* Types of Natural Anchors
* Natural Anchors in Rock
* Natural Anchors with Tree
* Load Balancing in Natural Anchors
2 10 12
3 Bolts in Canyons and Artifical Anchors
* Bolt Kit Content
* Anchoring with One or Mutliple Bolts
* Load Balancing in Bolt Anchor System
2 10 12
4 Aid Climbing Techniques
* Gear for Aid Climbing
* Pathole Escape and Climbing in Slab Surface with Aid Climbing Techniques
1 8 9
5 Multipitch Rappel Anchors, Traverse Anchors, Rope Slide System
* Multipitch Anchor Management
* Traverse Anchor Management
* Rope Slide System
* No Gear Left Anchor Setup
2 10 12
6 Knot Passing Techniques and Rope Crossing
* Hanging on Rappel and Self Secure
* Knot Passing
* Vertical Movement on Rope
* Rope Crossing
1 10 11
7 Organization in Canyons, Exploration and Report
* Leader Role in Canyons
* Permissions and Procedures
* Expolaration Organization
* Canyon Grades
* Techincal Reports/Exploration Report Writing
2 * 2
Total Canyon Leader Training 12 58 70