All our instructors are fully qualified and experienced.
Brett Huntly is the lead instructor who plans and designs all programs, there is more info on the about page...
- All lead roping instructors are currently registered with the National Outdoor Leader Registration Scheme (NOLRS) administrated by the peak body the Outdoor Council of Australia. Registration level is at least Single Pitch Abseiling/Top Rope Climbing Guide - Natural Surfaces.
- All caving instructors hold current Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW) Cave Trip Leader qualifications.
- All lead expedition instructors hold current Wilderness First Aid qualifications.
- All canoeing guides are current with at least a Bronze Medallion water rescue qualification.
- Brett Huntly completed the Graduate Diploma in Outdoor Pursuits from Edith Cowan University in 1997. He designs and plans all outdoor programs.
Abseiling/Rock Climbing Programs
In West Australia the peak body for abseiling and rock climbing activities is Outdoors WA. We meet the requirements in the WA Roping Activity Code of Practice and the WA Adventure Activity Standards for Abseiling and Rock Climbing *
We will provide sufficient qualified and experienced instructors for your abseiling and/or rock climbing program. All of our instructors have several years experience in both technical roping skills and working with corporate, school and recreational groups.
All our roping equipment is in good working order, not older than the manufacturer's specification and checked regularly for damage or wear and tear.
On the Leeuwin-Naturaliste Ridge the land manager for the caves and karst features is the Department of Parks and Wildlife (DPaW). We meet the requirements for the WA Adventure Activity Standard for Caving. We meet minimum and maximum numbers as well as specific ratios for instructors/leaders to participants in these caves.
To run caving programs in the South West (with or without an abseiling component) you must hold a DPaW Cave Trip Leader certification. All our caving leaders/instructors hold this qualification.
In Australia the peak body for canoeing and kayaking is Australian Canoeing. They recommend an instructor to participant ratio of 1:12 on flat water and 1:6 in Grade 2 moving water.
The Department of Transport is responsible for the licensing of canoes in West Australia. Canoes that are used by commercial operators have to be surveyed every year to confirm that they are in good condition. All life jackets and paddles are also checked. Our canoes are in current survey with the Department of Transport. All instructors are experienced not only in the technical paddling and rescue skills but also have paddled the river many times.
On all our expedition programs at least our lead instructors and preferably all our instructors will have a current wilderness first aid qualification. They are also highly experienced in risk assessment and risk management in remote areas. We have mobile and satellite phones and comprehensive first aid kits that we carry in the field.
We will teach our participants navigation skills, camp craft, water purification, hygiene and camp cooking. For older participants we teach expedition behaviour and leaderships skills.
* Due to the inconsistencies of the AAS and the NOLRS, the AAS for some activities such as rock climbing may not reflect the state of the industry relating to availability of leader training and assessment and therefore leader:participant ratios may not be met.