About UCA

Universal Canyoning Academy is a private label for canyoning training and practice developed by experienced european trainers. More than 30 years of practice, exploration and training around the world. UCA works for the development of canyoning not only for occasional practitioners but also for expert or professional canyoneers practicing and developing this activity throughout the world. Open up new horizons, join the International Canyoning Community. UCA is a European Label which is adapted to a practice everywhere in the world.Universal Canyoning Academy is a private canyoning training school founded in 2004 whose objective is to provide online courses and specific individualised training course on the field.

First UCA platform was founded in 2004 by Rod Sturm in the Pyrenees in the Ariege valley, who also holds the position of CEO and HTM (Head Training Master). Since 2020 of Universal Canyoning Academy opened an international canyoning school in Bovec (Slovenia) & Eastern Europe. CEO and leader of training center is an international canyoning Senior Trainer (STR) – Olda Stos (Czech republic). Experience and newly developed techniques gained over many years on demanding HCT (Himalayan Canyon Team) expeditions are intensively applied into the development of canyoning, structure of education and topics UCA courses.

Universal Canyoning Academy is a registered brand and canyoning school in the Czech Republic according to applicable legal regulations (Commercial register maintained by the Regional Court in Brno, section C, insert 135514, VAT 19647026 with registered on address Nové sady 988/2, 60200, Brno, Czech Republic). Main mission is the development of canyoning education necessary for obtaining certifications and licenses in the subject field. Based on valid legislation and uniform European legislation, the Universal Canyoning Academy education is valid not only in the Czech Republic but also in the European area.

We have dedicated most of our live to speleological expeditions and canyoning descents. We have transformed our experience into the content of education within the framework of international canyoning training courses, which we organize mainly in the French Pyrenees (Ariège) and in the Slovenian Julian Alps (Bovec). After all, just shared experience, combined with the right degree of curiosity and enthusiasm, are the best cocktail for the further progressive development of canyoning techniques. If you are interested, we will be happy to share our professional experiences with you, which we are constantly deepening and developing.


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