In fact the foundation of the Mountain and trekking guides Office Arco at Lake Garda Italy dates back
to the year 1995. At that time many people offered guiding on canyoning trips without the possession of any
professional qualification, training, nor insurance. Nowadays professional guidance is exclusively
reserved to the alpine mountain guides by law. This is prudent because in the canyons the same techniques and
rope maneuvers which are typical for mountaineering activities are also being applied in the canyoning trips.
Unfortunately, the phenomenon of abusive guidance on canyoning trips has not completely been eliminated. Make sure
that the person who accompanies you on your trip is an internationally licensed mountain guide
registered with UIAGM and third party liability insurance!