Backcountry has teamed up with Matt Haydock of Rapid development in an effort to continue the development of safety awareness in the UK packrafting scene by way of this Packrafting Whitewater Essentials course. As packrafters, we don’t have to re-invent the wheel (boat!) as there is already a well-rounded and fully developed pathway for paddlers to access information and training. With Matt’s expert help we’re tapping into years of knowledge and experience, and letting our wonderful sport grow in a safe and logical manner. Using the wide range of world-class river venues within striking distance of BackcountryScot HQ, Matt will hlep you to cement the fundamentals of river reading and paddling, while developing a technical and tactical awareness of how to have amazing, safe river adventures.
This course is aimed at current packrafters who are looking to begin their mastery of moving water.
If your looking for an introduction to packrafting checkout our packrafting essentials course
Cost is £195 (not including food or Accommodation, but does include Transport to venues and top notch banter and Andy’s dodgy mixtapes)
BackcountryScot can provide core gear, including packraft, paddle, PFD and helmet and Drysuit/wetsuit. Ensure you let us know your gear requirements in advance of the course start date.
– Throw line and river knife.
– Dry suit or wetsuit that will keep you warm throughout the day,
– Over 18 years old
Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any specific questions or requests.
Did this April 2019. Learnt loads, swam, got back in tried again! Great, safe, and encouraging environment to push your packrafting onwards. Matt from Rapid Development was an excellent coach. Wee video of our weekend here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0Y3wTxD8Uo