All workshops, clinics, and practice sessions are organized and lead by "experienced" canyoneers, see their bio's below. Please remember they are volunteers acting in a non professional capacity. They are sharing their personal accumulated experience with the group. These volunteers may not have any certifications, rescue training or experience, or special training and there is no guide-client, instructor-client, or teacher-student relationship stated or implied. All canyon trips, workshops, clinics, and practice sessions at the festival are groups of like minded canyoneers. These leads are just "experienced" equal members of the like minded group.
Release of Liability
Remember this DISCLAIMER: All workshops, clinics, and trip ambassadors are NOT COMMERCIAL GUIDES OR INSTRUCTORS! All activities are run as a group of friends that get together to have fun and learn from each other with no fees involved. These vertical sessions are no substitute for PROFESSIONAL TRAINING. Keep in mind...
YOUR SAFETY IS ALWAYS YOUR OWN RESPONSIBILITY!
All participans, Please download and sign the event Liability Waiver. Bring to the event or email signed copy.
Board of Organizers - Community Outreach and Coordination Committee
Meet our Workshop Leads and Speakers
A dedicated middle school teacher. An avid canyoneer. Combine the two and every Ouray 7th grader has a adventure experience rappeling into the Medieval Chamber, rappeling Morning Arch, and hiking Little Wild Horse slot canyon. Greg is the founder and Executive Director of the Ouray Cayon Coalition, Inc. which organizes the annual Ouray Canyon Festival.
Andrew Humphreys first began canyoning in New Zealand as a professional in 2009. Since then, he has worked as a canyoning Instructor in New Zealand, Indonesia, Japan, Greece, and Switzerland. He is the English Developer and Coordinator for the International Canyoning Organization for Professionals (ICOpro), and he is certified as an Instructor Level 3. In addition, he maintains a technical blog for canyoning called CanyoningTech. And most recently, he is the Expedition Manager for the Taiwan Canyoning Expedition.