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nor3 | Canyoning in Cantabria | Aján Canyon

Novice (II)

The course objectives are to strengthen the technical and safety knowledge acquired in the Novice-1 Course and hone your on-rope skills. Successful completion of this course will give you the skills and knowledge to safely tackle medium difficulty canyons with no water movement or complex rigging.

140€ per participant

Combine Novice(I) and Novice(II) for only 240€

Dates and Times
2 consecutive days 9:00 to 18:00 – All year round


Minimum number of students: 2
Ratio: 6 students per instructor
The instructor is certified

What does the course include?

  • Certified instructors
  • Course Materials
  • Technical Materials
  • 2-piece wetsuit (5mm), neoprene gloves and socks
  • Transportation from our headquarters at nor3
  • Photos and videos
  • Accident insurance and third-party liability insurance
Course Topics

  • Equipment II
    • Individual equipment (II)
    • Group equipment (II)
  • Techniques & Safety
    • Basic hydrology for canyoneers
    • Descent preparation and topo map-interpretation
    • Rigging anchors
    • Rigging abseils and hand-lines (II)
    • Risk management
    • Basic self rescues
    • Flash flood awareness & hydrology (II)
    • Coordination and communication within the group
Novice Canyoning Course Programme

Day 1

  • Registration and course presentation
  • Transfer to the Argumedo Canyon
  • Theoretical and practical workshop
    • Review of basic techniques
    • Rigging anchors
    • Coordination and communication within the group
  • Lunch
  • Practical Workshop
    • Risk management and basic self rescues

Day 2

  • Trip to the Yera Canyon
  • Theoretical Workshop
    • Descent preparation
    • Organisation of the group equipment
  • Practical Workshop
    • Tackling high vertical sections
    • Basic rigging
    • Rigging retrievable rappel systems and hand-lines
  • We will then move to another section of the canyon
  • Practical Workshop
    • Water movement interpretation and assessment
    • Swift water rope rescue techniques
  • General overview, course evaluation and closure
  • Back to the nor3 headquarters in Ramales