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French Alpine Classics

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

Brexit transition

All European paddling courses in 2021 maybe subject to change or cancellation due to the ongoing brexit trade negotiations. Currently with no deal being signed, we are unsure about what permission may be needed or the format of working in Europe. As soon as this matter is resolved we will update this page. Please not all deposits will be refunded if work in Europe is not allowed, please contact us for further information.

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.

No course dates currently available.
Please contact us if you would like to arrange or create a new course date.

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