Modern life generally contains little adventure, except for infrequent weekend nature hikes or brief sojourns to the temple of doom. Learn skills that lead to thrills with today's Groupon: for $18, you get an introduction to canyoneering course from Utah High Adventure (a $45 value).
Utah High Adventure's canyoneering course introduces amateur explorers to the basics of safe canyon navigation. This hybrid sport combines rock climbing, downclimbing, rappelling, swimming, and whittling rocks into delicious rock candy. During the three-hour course, granite grapplers learn the usage of essential rock-climbing equipment, such as harnesses, ropes, and trebuchets, then watch hands-on demonstrations of stone-surmounting techniques. Classes take place in various sandstone slot canyons around Salt Lake City, carved by millennia of elemental affection, which offer canyoneers rare recesses to repel down, unusual caverns to clamber through, and whimsical waterfalls to provide a backdrop for dramatic music videos.
Utah High Adventure
When Utah High Adventure's staff members head into work, they don't sip coffee during meetings or ride the elevator up to an office on the ninth floor. Instead, they crash through raging whitewater rapids and rappel down the sides of canyons against a backdrop of sun-soaked red rocks. Years of training and education have earned them the certification and expertise to lead other thrill-seekers on rock climbs, which is more satisfying than scaling the granite backsplash of a neighbor's fancy kitchen. They also guide mountain-bike rides across Utah's rippling alpine trails. During the spring, summer, and fall months, the company hosts weeklong tours into the wild, which include lodging and equipment.
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