Packrafting Safety & Rescue 2 (education)
Explore the river safely.
The West Coast of North America is home to some of the best whitewater rivers on earth, and there is no better way to explore the backcountry than to paddle your way through it. Our courses 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 self-rescue (if you fall in), companion rescue (if your partner falls in), and subject rescue (improvised and organized rescue response). We specialize in Packrafting specific courses!
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This Course requires that all participants use a whitewater capable packraft. Packrafts are available for purchase or rental from Mt. Waddington's Outdoors. Please notify your instructor if you require a boat rental as quantities are limited.
Rescue Canada Provides:
Students Require: (Available for Rent)
Rentals available at the following costs: Whitewater Alpacka Raft - $100 per day, Drysuit- $25 per day, Helmet $5 per day, Boots $10 per day, PFD $20 per day
(Email us if you require rentals.... quantities limited)
Completion of Swiftwater Awareness Course (included). Good Health and Able to Swim.
Both days will take place on the Chilliwack River. Locations to be determined based on flow rates
Training will be 2 days plus eLearning:
Day 1 (8:30-16:30)
Paperwork and Introductions Rescue
Matrix and Philosophy eLearning Review
Personal Protective Equipment
Throw Bag and Belay
Self-Rescue – Body Entrapment Self-Rescue – Foot Entrapment Self-Rescue –
Equipment Entrapment Debriefs
Day 2 (8:30-16:30)
Rope/Webbing/Anchors Intro to paddling
Basic Paddle Strokes Ferrying
Self Rescue into packraft Boat flips
River reading and scouting Running rapids