Exploring Scotland

Introduction to Packrafting River Skills

£180.00

Each day will be spent covering different subjects and tailored to the experience of participants. We maximise the two days by using the group’s experience and water levels to select sections that will provide the best learning experiences. This two day course aims to cover the following:

  • Equipment and set-up
  • River features
  • Paddling technique
  • Teamwork on the river
  • Safety equipment and rescue procedures
  • Basic navigation and route planning

 


 

Requires min 2 participants for course to run. Max of 6 Participants.
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What’s included

  • Two days instruction from experienced paddlesports coach David Walsh
  • All packrafting equipment including buoyancy aids, packrafts, helmets, paddles and dry bags for spare layers/food
  • For further information please download the course infromation pack and kit list PDF

Is it for me?

  • Feel comfortable and confident swimming in cold water!
  • Packrafted or kayaking experience on flat water to a level that you can go in a straight line using correction strokes would be beneficial. Please contact us for a chat if you are uncertain.  
  • Minimum age of 16 

Itinerary

DAY 1
  • Meet in Aberfeldy, at the war memorial by the river, at 08:30
  • Discuss plan for the two days
  • Arrange vehicle shuttles as required
  • Day 1 focusses on: Equipment and set-up, understanding basic river features, paddling technique, safety equipment, self rescues and rescuing others
  • We will have lunch on the river bank at a suitable point during the day
  • Finish on the water around 16:00, review the day and plan for day 2
  • Depart no later than 17:00
DAY 2
  • Meet at the arranged location, discussed on day 1, at 08:30. This will be somewhere between Kenmore and Grandtully 
  • Review previous days learning and plan for the day 
  • Arrange vehicle shuttles as required
  • Day 2 builds on the previous day with additional focusses on: Team-work and leadership on the river and understanding how to read and run grade two rapids
  • We will have lunch on the river bank at a suitable point during the day
  • Finish on the water around 16:00, review course and depart no later than 17:00