Fri April 27 - Sun April 29 Ohiopyle, PA US 15470
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124 Main Street
Ohiopyle, PA US 15470

WHAT YOU’LL LEARN: We will train you on the following skills: 
1. Orienteering, Land Navigation, & Map Reading

Using a compass and Adventure Racing UTM plotter
Advanced map reading
Orienteering at night
Navigating in various weather conditions
Navigating by committee 

2. Ropes: Rappelling, Ascending, & Top Rope Climbing

 Select, inspect, wear and care for your mountaineering gear
Proper rappel technique, from hooking up to proper body position
Perform self arrest, recovery, and self rescue.
Proper ascending techniques and fluid energy application.
Do a main line exchange while ascending.
Proper top rope bouldering/climbing technique.
Select your climbing route, proper commands, hand holds, and proper belay technique.
Bowline, figure 8, prussic and square knot.

3. Canoeing & Kayaking Characteristics of various boats, paddles, and PFDs
Wilderness boat repair
How to properly read river currents
Paddle strokes: the power stroke, sweep stroke, draw stroke, and back stroke
Proper river rescue techniques and rescue throw line applications
Self rescue and boat recovery
Aggressively swimming in white water
How to improve paddling endurance

4. Expedition Mountain Biking 

Properly select, maintain, and inspect your mountain bike and gear
Wilderness bike repair
Technical riding skills
Navigate obstacles, the ready attack position, powering through turns, and more
Proper climbing and descending technique
Pushing or towing teammates
Orienteering while biking 

5. Assessing & Managing Risk

How to determine which paths/routes to take
How to avoid dangers
General wilderness safety

Dates: April 27-29, 2018 Please contact us through the contact link or facebook for more information. Training is based on weather conditions & water levels. We reserve the right to cancel or change any part of the curiculum in order to maintain safety. Academy director Doug Crytzer hosts one of the nations longest running Adventure Racing Academy in the United States with more then 250 students graduating since 2002.  

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