Fri, 21 Apr|
If you are keen to learn to guide/learn rescue skills and know which end of the paddle to use then this is the trip for you!
Time & Location
21 Apr 2023, 7:00 pm – 24 Apr 2023, 7:00 pm
Southwest, Picton River, Southwest TAS 7139, Australia
About the trip
Annual TUWWRC Raft Guiding Course!
This course will be aimed at teaching the basics of raft guiding, basic rescue and safe trip running and set up participants with the skills to further develop as guides through more advanced trips. This course is for anyone that is enthuastic about rafting and has come on a couple of trips before.
Day 1: Picton River (22/04)
Day 2: Picton River/Weld River (23/04)
Day 3: Bradys Lake (24/04)
This year the course will be held down South due to the current Mersey River dam works. The last day we will head north to paddle some exciting grade 3 at Bradys Lake to test out your new guiding skills.
We will be operating out of the Geeveston Community Hall with time spent in both practical and theory sessions.
Participants will be required to meet on Friday evening prior to the course to assist with packing the gear, with the course commencing at 0730am on Saturday.
Unlike the usual trips, due to the special nature and expenses of running this; this course will cost $150 dollars which goes towards hall hire, teaching materials and single-use equipment.
Participants will need to bring their usual rafting gear, sleeping gear (excluding tent) and food. The hall has its own small kitchen which can be used for cooking.
At this stage, the course will be limited to 12 participants, but as guides become available, more spots will open.
Senior guide/Trip Wizard: Luke Dimsey