White Water Essentials (with Rapid Development)

(1 customer review)

£180.00 Inc. VAT

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Packrafting White Water Essentials Course, with Rapid Development
14-15 Aug / 2-3 Oct 2021
Based from our Aviemore HQ

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. 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.

Cost is £180 (not including food or Accommodation, but does include Transport to venues and top notch banter and Andy’s dody 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,

– Ability to swim
– Over 18 years old
-Basic knowledge of packrafts having paddled them on flat water
The course will run with a minimum of 3 and Max of 6 paddlers…

Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any specific questions or requests.

1 review for White Water Essentials (with Rapid Development)

  1. Karen

    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

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