Step 4 & 5 - Advanced
Intemediate Skills Course (or equivalent)
Participants should have lots of days on a variety of Class III/III+ rivers, good boat control and a bomb proof roll
$299 + gst
All paddling related equipment
2 day and 1 x 2 hour session
16 + years
1 : 4 (max)
Friday: 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Saturday: 8:30am - 4:30pm
Sunday: 7:00am - 4:30pm
Friday: Meet at Canoe Meadows on the Kananaskis River
Saturday: Highwood River
Sunday: Ethrington or Cataract Creeks
The Intro to Creeking weekend is our premier advanced level kayaking course.
The aim of this program is introduce participants to the 'big picture' of creek boating. It is a super intensive course with very long days on the water full of drills, coaching and running rapids. Paddlers will be put through many drills on boat control, using water features for efficient paddling, boofing, river reading, communications, safety and much more. The Friday and Saturday are in your face skills sessions and Sunday ties it all together with a run on a local creek, where all particpants are expected to be part of the group decision making, safety etc.
After completing this course participants coming to the program with the correct skill set can expect to have a good understanding of the mechanics of boofing, how creek boats paddle, importance of edging, speed and boat control in a good creek boat progression. They will also have a good understanding of the equipment, mindset and communication required to do this sport safely.
NOTE: To get the most out of this program participants should have paddled a lot of days on Class III and felt like they had good boat control and a bomb proof roll. Some experience on Class III+/IV- is certainly a benefit.