Packrafting

Navigate some of the world’s best whitewater rivers.

Packrafts unlock an entire new world of backcountry adventures. Our courses will teach you all the skills you need to plan your own trips. You’ll learn to paddle, how the river works, and how to recognize hazards and mitigate them. You will become proficient in self-rescue (if you fall in), companion rescue (if your partner falls in), and subject rescue (improvised and organized rescue response).

Courses

Rivers & Whitewater

Ascent Guides Packrafting Rivers & Whitewater course is a comprehensive, 2 day course for paddlers looking to develop their river running and rescue skills and prepare for longer, remote wilderness trips. This course will teach you how to recreate in moving water safely, how the river works, and how to recognize hazards and mitigate them. You will become proficient in rescue techniques, river running, whitewater paddling techniques and wilderness considerations for multi-­‐day trips.

Flatwater & Easy Rivers

Ascent Guides Packrafting flatwater & easy rivers is a comprehensive, 2 day course for packrafters getting started paddling flatwater and moving water that is Class II and below. This course will teach you all the basics of packrafting including equipment, trip planning, paddling and rescue skills and how to recreate safely in lakes, the ocean and Class I-II moving water.

Bikerafting

Ascent Guides Bikerafting course is a comprehensive, 2 day course for anyone interested in getting into the world of bikerafting. This course will teach you all the basics for bikerafting on flat and easy moving water. You will become proficient in rescue techniques, river running, paddling techniques, gear management and considerations for multi-­‐day trips.

Hunters & Anglers

Packrafts have begun to open up entirely new possibilities for wilderness angling and hunting trips. Learn the skills to safely use packrafts as part of your trip plan, including carrying heavy loads on moving water, hunting specific packing considerations, and general whitewater skills. This course will give you the skills to make the most out of your next big trip!

Upcoming Packrafting Courses

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