Canyoneering North Carolina

Big Bradley

Cost, Dates, Location

Cost $700 a person,
course dates September 30th- mid afternoon October 4th
location  Pura Vida Adventures Brevard, NC- airport transportation from Asheville Airport available for a small additional fee.

Prerequisite Knowledge

Prior Experience and knowledge is highly recommended,  it is beneficial to have experience and knowledge with rappelling, as well as knowledge of  climbing knots.

What to bring

Participants are highly encouraged to bring carabiners, harness, and helmets, as well as other basic rope gear. This equipment can be provided for use for the course if you do not have it.

Topics covered

This program includes proper rope techniques, various knots and hitches used in canyoneering,  haul systems, canyoneering movement, anchor building, pot hole escapes and  swift water applications which apply to canyoneering. The curriculum this course covers is based upon the skills that must be mastered and applied during the American Canyoneering Guide Association Exam. A complete course curriculum will be provided to students upon registering for the course.


The goal of this course is to provide the students with the canyoneering skills and knowledge to study and apply the skills and move them further along the track to becoming a certified canyon guide.  More information about the American Canyon Guide Association certification process can be found here.

Waterfall rappelling

Canyoneering guides explore Zion Canyons.


Instructor info

Joe Moerschbaecher owner PVA first commercial company to offer canyoneering in the southeast, certified American Canyon Guide Association.

Accredited through American Canyoneering Academy

Pura Vida Adventures is accredited through the American Canyoneering Academy.

More info and booking info

to find out more about this course or to book a spot contact us or call 772-579-0005.


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