IRF Whitewater Guide Training - (Category A) Packraft: 7,8,9th September, Salza River, Wildalpen, Austria.

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This course will be based out of Camp Naturfreunde Wildwasserzentrum Wildalpen, Austria.

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 and here for the course.

Naturfreunde Wildwasserzentrum Wildalpen
Säusenbach 8,
8924 Wildalpen AT
Tel: 0664/852 17 39
https://kanusport.naturfreunde.at/wildwasserzentrum-wildalpen/ueber-uns/

 

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.

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. Bring you packraft, Paddle and gear to go packrafting for the day.

Workshop:
The IRF Whitewater Guide Training - (Category A) Packraft is three action packed days of learning, sharing knowledge, a lot of practical training and scenarios. The aim of the training is to build on the knowledge, techniques and skills that are needed to be an effective, safe and pro-active river and packraft guide. There is a strong focus on demonstrations, communication skills, instructional techniques and learning progressions to ensure that your future students have the most effective learning outcomes. The workshop will prepare candidates for the IRF assement. 

Prerequisites:

  • Confident swimmer, with experience of water-based activities (eg packrafting, rafting, canoeing, kayaking etc)
  • Experience packrafting
  • Minimum age: 18

Course language:
English

Instructors:
Your IRF instructors for this course will be Gasper Goncz and Seon Crockford-Laserer.


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