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French Alpine Classics

2020 Trip - course now live for booking 


Kayaking in the Southern French Alps in the Ecrins area.

This course is for intermediate white water kayakers that want to paddle under guidance and receive coaching to tackle Grade 2-4 white water rapids.

With so many types of rivers on the doorstep of the Ecrins mountains there is great white water and weather to provide a great location for your course.

Over the six days you will cover tactical moves, a safety module, and freestyle on the river. As well as this you will kayak and enjoy the scenic gorges and snow capped mountains around you.

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  • Accomodation (self catered)  
  • Personal paddling skills
  • Rescue skills
  • River reading
  • Leadership & group skills
  • Personal development grade 2-4
  • Coaching

Day 1 – Personal skills sessions on a section of Grade 2/3 white water.

Day 2 – Skills coaching based on a section of Grade 2/3 white water using new skills and leadership structures

Day 3 – White Water Safety and Rescue training and river trip

Day 4 – Grade 3+ gorge river trip

Day 5 – Combining skills with rapid setups and group dynamics for effective river running and fun play the the river.
Day 6 - Grade 3+ gorge river trip.

Course Dates

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18/07/2020 - 25/07/2020

French Alps - self catering