Volunteer Training for Canyoneering

 
Raised: $2,100.00
Goal: $2,000.00
 
 
 

Created by

Rich Carlson

1658 Friends

Contact Embed
 
 

Canyoneering Instructors Service Network (CISN) was founded by Rich Carlson in 2013. The network's primary mission is to assist with economic development and enhance quality of life for... more

 
 
 
 
 
SHARES
 
 

Updated posted by Rich Carlson 2 months ago

Finished the training here in Nepal. Trained 37 Nepali canyon guides during three 10-day courses. Donated 12 sets of gear and approximately 1500 feet of rope. Also set up training sites for the trainees to continue practice. Support won't stop with the training and gear. We will also help arrange opportunities for them to work with mentor guides and with securing employment.

It has been a wonderful experience. Looking forward to the next project.

Thank you again for your support. Without you, it would not have been possible.

 
 
 

Updated posted by Rich Carlson 3 months ago

An update …

I depart on 9 January for Nepal. Will be teaching a basic canyoneering course in Lamjung, 14-23 Jan, followed by a rescue course, 25 Jan to 2 Feb. Then another basic course in Bhotekoshi Valley, 10-20 Feb.

After Nepal I will be in Hong Kong to teach an instructor course. Students in Hong Kong have paid for roundtrip airfare from US to HK. The airfare from HK to Kathmandu is $567.

With support from Petzl, I was able to acquire gear valued at $3,546.60 retail for $1,679.33. This gear, along with VT Prusiks and several slightly used ropes donated by me, will be left in Nepal with the students there. All of this made possible by your generous support.

Thank you.

Rich

 
 
 

Updated posted by Rich Carlson 4 months ago

90% of the initial fundraising goal now met. Thanks to everyone for your generosity and support.

 
 
 
1 - 3 of 6 Updates
More Updates
 

Created by Rich Carlson on December 4, 2013

Canyoneering Instructors Service Network (CISN) was founded by Rich Carlson in 2013. The network's primary mission is to assist with economic development and enhance quality of life for individuals and communities around the world through the provision of training for canyoneers, canyon guides and canyon rescue teams. We are especially interested in serving underprivileged youth and unemployed adults in Native American communities and in developing countries.


Photo above is from canyon rescue training for White Mountain Apache tribe in Arizona.

For qualifying groups, we will provide training, assist with the establishment and promotion of a youth service program, canyon guide program and/or canyon rescue program, as well as help with the acquisition of gear.

Funds will be used to cover travel expenses. Rich will donate his time, labor and expertise.

Rich also provides training for volunteer Scout Leaders and volunteer members of search and rescue teams using the CISN TimeBank

Rich has been canyoneering for more than 35 years and has explored canyons in the U.S., Latin America, Europe, Asia, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East. He started the first canyoneering guide service in the U.S. in 1990, giving him the distinction of being one of, if not the most experienced guide and instructor in the world. His clients and students have included individuals, corporate groups, film crews, search and rescue teams, backcountry rangers, law enforcement agencies and the military. Rich founded the American Canyoneering Association (now the American Canyoneering Academy) in 1999. Rich teaches around the world all levels of canyoneering courses, from beginner to advanced, including training for professional guides and rescue teams.


Photo above is from Rich's teaching trip to Iran in Nov-Dec 2012.

Follow CISN on Facebook
Follow Rich on Facebook
 
 
 
SHARES
 
 
 

Have Questions? Contact the organizer of this campaign now:

Contact
 
 
0 Comments

Use Facebook to Leave a Comment

Nothing gets posted to your wall. Only your Facebook name & photo are used.

Recent Donations (22)

$2,100 raised by 22 people in 4 months.

Silver Canyon
 

$100.00

Ruth Keiser

4 months ago

 
 

A Christmas gift donation to honor my canyoneering son...Mark Duttweiler :-)

 
Silver Canyon
 

$150.00

Karen Hellmuth

4 months ago

 
 
Bronze Canyon
 

$50.00

Rick Thompson

4 months ago

 
 
Bronze Canyon
 

$60.00

Li Meng

4 months ago

 
 
Bronze Canyon
 

$50.00

David Crookston

4 months ago

 
 
Bronze Canyon
 

$50.00

Trevor Pollock

4 months ago

 
 
Gold Canyon
 

$200.00

Daniel Creveling

4 months ago

 
 

$20.00

Anonymous

4 months ago

 

$50.00

Anonymous

4 months ago

 
Bronze Canyon
 

$50.00

Amanda Anderson

4 months ago

 
 

Good stuff Mr. Carlson

 

1-10 of 22 donations

Next
 
 
 

Bring your fundraising ideas to life with an online donation website from GoFundMe!

 
 
 
 
 
© 2010-2014 GoFundMe