CANYONS

Each canyon proposed for RIC 2020 has been checked by the organization team, bolts,  access trails, and fixed ropes.

However, as canyons are subject to rises in the river level, landslides, stones or trees falling, and many other types of deterioration, the organization team cannot assure safety with respect to access, equipment or belaying.  For this reason, each participant is responsible for checking the access points, the situation as he/she progresses along the canyon and every individual anchor point.

Each participant must, therefore, be fully equipped with all the necessary kit (sufficient anchors) and be prepared to renounce in case of even the slightest doubt.

Maps, topos, and access information will be given to participants as soon as they arrive at our base/hotel.  The organization team will be managing the access time and the number of teams minimizing this way jams and improve fluidity in the canyons.

Weather information and water level of each canyon will be given every day by the organization team

The organization team of RIC 2020 Crete will no way be responsible for the safety in the canyons. All teams must respect weather conditions or the level of the river flow.  Each participant will take personal responsibility and responsibility for the team he/she participates in. These canyons are only for independent (”autonomous”) canyoners with good technical knowledge and physical condition (NOT for beginners) Each team will have a leader who has to assure that the group is prepared to spend a night in the canyon in case of an emergency.
Sufficient food and water supplies enough ropes (3x the highest abseiling length) Complete first aid material, personal material, and emergency bolding/equipment material must be part of one’s personal equipment whenever one enters a canyon.

All information is valid only for the same day, or the half-day in some canyons.
Also, canyoning is not allowed during the night without the permission of the organization team.
Any canyoning entry and descent is entirely under the responsibility of the teams and individuals participating in the RIC 2020.
Canyoning can only be carried out with suitable personal equipment,  in particular, all the climbing equipment needed for the specific canyon, technical knowledge to enable the descent within the canyon in complete safety, as well as checking conditions (weather, risk of water level rise, the physical condition of the participants, etc.).

INSTRUCTIONS- ADVICE BEFORE YOU BEGIN

  1. Always check the weather forecast before entering any canyon
  2. Always check the water flow at the end of the canyon and this must be suitable for a safe descent.
  3. Always have an anchoring set or a piton for any possible repair.
  4. Always wear your helmet and check relays before any descent.
  5. Always carry an aluminum-blanket, a pocket torch, and a first aid kit.
  6. Always let the organization secretary know where you are going and when you are coming back.
  7. Always ask for information on possible changes or corrections related to access to the canyon there or it’s belaying.
  8. Always keep the telephone numbers of organization a rescue team in your phone
  9. Always bring extra security rope, plenty of water and food.
  10. Always respect the safety rules and your capabilities/stamina.
  11. Do not descend in groups smaller than 4 people.
  12. Do not enter a canyon improperly trained.
  13. Do not pester the animals and do not cut any flowers.
  14. Do not scream, do not make noises and do not litter.
  15. If you are a beginner, always go with a more experienced team.
  16. Individual equipment must be complete and in good working order
  17. Your  physical condition must be good enough for the planned excursion

 

All these points are both the individual responsibility of each participant and of each team.

The RIC 2020 organization team declines all responsibility in this regard.