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What to expect after a major storm event…

Even after a normal storm, its possible for canyons to change, but after a major storm event, the first groups through a canyon need to be prepared for significant changes. Its up to you to make sure you’ve got sufficient … Continue reading

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What anchor gear do you take through a ‘sport’ canyon?

Problem solving to get yourself down a drop where there are no existing anchors is one of the great challenges of canyoning, but there’s also something pleasant about a descent where all you need to do is rig the anchors … Continue reading

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Thoughts on a rescue knife for Canyoning

So for the first time in 12 years of Canyoning, I had to use my rescue knife for real. It was when I was guiding in reasonably high flows. The feature is a slippery slidey downclimb at low flow, but at … Continue reading

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Tech Quiz: What’s wrong with this anchor?

                Taken from a post on the KiwiCanyons.org Facebook Page Thanks for lots of good discussion points! Whilst many of the very fine observations such as torquing of the eye bolt, slightly short … Continue reading

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 The Canyoning in New Zealand guidebook has won its category in the 2016 NZ Mountain Film & Book Festival! From over 20 entries, Canyoning in New Zealand was judged the best ‘Adventure Travel Guide’ for 2016. This is the only guidebook … Continue reading

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