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Pioneering canyoning in Japan

It all started in 1998. The emergence of Canyons. I was just back from another season guiding in Nepal and had picked up some canyoning skills from the European guides, who were there to set up the first canyoning routes. On my days off expedition rafting I would help them out carrying bolting equipment and got to "learn the ropes".

Published date: 2021-05-16

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Canyoning rating systems

There are a few systems used around the world to rate the difficulty of a canyon but the 2 most widely used base systems are; 1. The American System 2. The French System Both refer to scales of technical difficulty in terms of ropework/verticality and whitewater. The American system is predominently used in North America whereas the rest of the world tents to use the French system.

Published date: 2021-05-16

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Choosing a canyoning company in Japan

Japan canyoning has come a long way in the last 20 years. (As background read; Pioneering canyoning in Japan) There are now over 150 operators "canyoning" in Japan. (I use term canyoning loosely here as many of the operators (around 95%) that run non-technical VERY basic courses that mostly involve walking up and down shallow river gorges adding a few slides and jumps.) It is one of the most popular river sports in Japan now over the summer months. In Minakami alone on a busy summer saturday, over 1000 customers may take part in tours offered by the 15+ operators.

Published date: 2021-05-16

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Canyoning around the world: Colorado, USA

"Canyoning around the world" is a series of posts about ......... you guessed it canyoning in different areas of the world. Not only do Canyons guides come from and work all over the world but we also have many canyoning friends, past employees that run operations in some SUPER cool places. Series 1: Canyoning Colorado, USA

Published date: 2021-05-16

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Canyoning around the world: Ticino, Switzerland

"Canyoning around the world" is a series of posts about ......... you guessed it canyoning in different areas of the world. Not only do Canyons guides come from and work all over the world but we also have many canyoning friends, past employees that run operations in some SUPER cool places. Series 2: Ticino, Switzerland

Published date: 2021-05-16

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Canyons – Leading the Charge with Women in Snowsports

Canyons is proud to hire people from all walks of life and is stoked to have women in the majority of its snowsports management roles. We talked to three of our women at the top about how they got there and what it means to be a woman in a typically male-dominated industry. We have Georgie, the Operations Manager at Go Myoko Ski School, Nikki, the Operations Manager at Yuzawa Ski Scool, and Brooke, the new Operations Manager at Nozawa Ski School.

Published date: 2021-05-16

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Covid-19 Protocols

At Canyons we take safety and tour quality very seriously. That's why we have created new protocols to be able to run safe and awesome experiences among the current Covid-19 situation.

Published date: 2021-05-16

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Choosing a canyoning course

At Canyons we run a lot of canyoning courses. If you count the half day and full day versions we have over 40 different canyons in Japan! A lot of these canyons are only offered as "special tours" that we run at certain times of the year. To make sure we match YOUR preference with our tours we have created a 6 tier canyoning level system for rating our canyons that is based on the French canyoning rating system. If you are wondering what level course is best for you AND your group then here some extra info to help to decide. NOTE: 1. The rating we assign to canyons are for "normal flows" so the thrill level can change depending on the water conditions on the day. 2. As much as possible we try to customize the way we run each canyon for each customer BUT it is best to try and choose a course that is appropriate for YOU AND YOUR GROUP.

Published date: 2021-05-16

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Go To Outdoor

From Septemebr 1st Canyons will be offering a limited number of products to be used with the government Go To campaign. Get 35% off select accommodation and adventure packages and an extra 15% in local area coupons! (coupons start from October)

Published date: 2021-05-16

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