Intermediate Whitewater Clinic

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Saturday, July 24, 2010 - 8:00am - Sunday, July 25, 2010 - 5:00pm

The Intermediate Whitewater Clinic will prepare you for class IV river running, and entry-level creeking, on the beautiful rivers in Colorado.

The weekend will begin with a 3hr Intro to Swiftwater Rescue, teaching you how to throw and receive a throw rope, how to set safety for fellow boaters, as well as other simple, everyday kayak rescues.  Students will spend the remainder of the weekend scouting and setting safety for the others in class. After lunch, we'll chose one of several class III-IV sections of the Arkansas River, including Brown's Canyon, Parkdale, Royal Gorge, Fractions or Rincon Bridge to work on catching micro eddies, class IV river-running strategies, surfing and leading. 

The goal of this course is to help each student graduate from "follower" to "leader" as quickly as possible.

The 2-day Whitewater Weekend clinic and a reliable combat roll are required pre-requisites for this intense 2-day clinic.

$250.00 Before Tax
An $80 non-refundable deposit is needed to reserve your spot in class. Classes are booked on a first-paid, first-reserved basis, so send in your deposit today!

I was excited to take the pool class, even though a few friends ridiculed taking a kayak class ("What's so hard about kayaking?!").  The whitewater clinic presented challenges I was not expecting (physically, mentally or emotionally), and it heightened my awareness of the river, the sport, challenges and myself.  It has taken me a week to process this experience, and I welcome the time it will take to continue to process both the instruction and personal learned experience. This course was positively intense!

Deanna Lundy

My learning curve has been exponential. I never imagined I would learn this much, so fast!

Chuck Washington  -  Resident MD, UNMH


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