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Friday, April 21, 2017
Canoe tripping leader or tripping paddler course. This is a 3 day canoe trip - April 21-23. Aspects of wilderness canoe camping are explored from the perspective of leading or teaching a group with open water, waves & wind. Camping skills, loaded canoe rescues, navigation, group travel, group kitchen, Leave No Trace, understanding weather, portage, leadership, safety etc. See the Canoe Tripping section of the website and contact Mike for more details. Prerequisites are required.
Thursday, May 4, 2017
May 4-9. This course will be run as a training trip for commercial guiding or becoming a tripping instructor. The route will likely be the Kootenay River, but it is weather dependent. Participants will be cooking with a full commercial kitchen, and coordinating camp as well as leading on the water with assistance from the instructor. Leave No Trace principles will be practiced and many skills such as navigation, rescue, proper loading of canoes, etc. will be practiced. There are a few spaces for guests who wish to come as clients for the guide candidates. Candidates may use the course to qualify for the RCABC Expedition Guide Certificate.