Rescue 3 WRT- PRO 10/11/12 Sept

330.00 Inc 20% VAT

Salza River, Wildalpen, Austria

Course description: The Whitewater Rescue Technician – Professional (WRT-PRO) course is designed for professional river users who require a rescue capability in a whitewater environment, eg guides, safety kayakers/ packrafters. Recreational paddlers should take the WRT-REC course.

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  • €330 – This is for tuition (includes Rescue 3 WRT manual) and certification only. It does not include accommodation, food, gear, any associated expenses etc.  Payment in full is required to confirm your place on the course.

Course length:

  • 3 days (18 hours) plus night exercise.

Course content includes:

  • Rescue 3 philosophy
  • Training standards
  • River hydrology and hazards (advanced)
  • Personal equipment
  • Technical and group equipment
  • Pre-trip planning
  • Risk assessments
  • Incident size-up
  • Incident management and site control
  • Medical considerations
  • Operating at night/ in poor visibility
  • Introduction to searching rivers
  • Communications
  • Whitewater swimming techniques (advanced)
  • Strainer swim
  • Conditional rescues – throwbags (advanced)
  • Shallow water techniques
  • Complex entrapments and cinches
  • True/contact rescues – untethered
  • True/contact rescues – tethered
  • Line crossing methods
  • Tensioned diagonals/zip lines
  • Flips, rights and crew/client recovery
  • Complex boat pins and wraps
  • Tethered boat techniques
  • Victim/casualty management
  • Knots and anchor systems
  • Vector pulls
  • Tensioning systems and mechanical advantage
  • Simple belay systems
  • Boat on a highline (optional)
  • Scenarios


  • Confident swimmer, with whitewater experience (eg raft guide, canoeing, kayaking, canyoning, etc)
  • Minimum age: 18


This course will be based out of Wildalpen Camping. Google Maps here.

Accommodation –
You will be responsible for finding your own accommodation for the course. For camping registration please contact the campground directly. Mention that you are with Seon and Michaela from Packraft Europe so they put you in the same area of the campground with us.

Camping Wildalpen
8924 Wildalpen 91, Austria
Phone: + 43 (0) 3636 342
Food and meals –
You will be responsible for providing your own lunch and meals on the course, there are restaurants and a grocery shop nearby within walking distance, however it is a good idea to bring a packed lunch and some snacks to eat during the day.
Course schedule:
The course will start at 0800hrs on Monday the 10th September.
What to bring:
We will be swimming a lot. Please come suitably equipped with a good wetsuit or drysuit. You will also need to suitable footwear, a whitewater helmet and a Rescue PFD with a releasable chest harness. Please also bring any throwbags and rescue equipment you use when normally out on the river.
Rescue 3 Instructors:
Mark Hirst from Lapin Koskikoulu who is a certified Rescue 3 independent instructor will be the instructor for the course.
Once you have completed the course your WRT will be valid for 3 years. Packraft Europe & Rescue 3 Europe head office will keep a record of your award. You will be able to re certify your award after 3 years at a discounted rate.



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