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BC White Water Safety & Rescue

Qualification Level - 2 days | Prices from £260.00

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews

This course is a pre-requisite for the White Water Kayak and Canoe Four Star Leader Award, as well as being a course suitable for any active white water paddler.

Training will take place on a variety of rivers up to grade 2-3 to enhance training and create real scenarios. The emphasis will be on safe river running and include detailed river rescue, personal coaching, group control and communication.

ILA Funding can be used towards the cost of this course

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Dates & Prices

22/04/19
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £260.00
07/09/19
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £260.00
23/09/19
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £260.00
11/11/19
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £260.00
04/04/20
Cost (with accommodation): £295.00
Cost (no accommodation): £260.00

Is It For Me?

Provides underpinning knowledge and teaches simple and safe practical skills to paddle rivers safely and deal with rescue scenarios that may occur. It covers all the safety and rescue skills for paddling on white water up to grade 3.

 

Essential training course for any white water paddler, kayak or canoe, as well as being a pre-requisite for the WW and OC 4 Star Leader award, (dates designed to enable you to combine courses).

Course Aims

This course is a pre-requisite for the White Water Kayak and Canoe Four Star Leader Award, as well as being a course suitable for any active white water paddler.

Course Content

This two-day course is designed for open boaters and kayakers alike. To help with course logistics, if you have not already done so please confirm with us what you intend to paddle.

Training will take place on a variety of rivers up to grade 2-3 to enhance training and create real scenarios.  The emphasis will be on safe river running and include detailed river rescue, personal coaching, group control and communication.

For further information and more detailed syllabus please contact the SCA on 0131 317 7314 or look on the Coaching part of the website;

http://canoescotland.org/courses-training/bcu-safety-training

What Will I Need?

Please bring your BC log book (if you have one). Note: It is not essential to be a member of either of the Canoe Unions to undertake training, however we recommend that all students join before attending:  Tel: BCU on 0845 370 9500; or Tel: SCA on 0131 317 7314.

Glenmore Lodge has a large, and very comprehensive store of up to date clothing and equipment. You are welcome to use your own equipment and pick and choose odd items from the store. Your instructor will want to check that personal equipment is appropriate for the activity.

If you are thinking about buying equipment but are not too sure what to get we would advise you to come and try our equipment and then make your purchases after the course. We have a range of most equipment items you can try during the course and there is advice on hand from other students as well as the staff.

We have a range of some of the latest river kayaks from Pyranha and Dagger, Canoes from Mad River, Wenonah and Venture.

Our paddling clothing is from Peak and we have a wide range tailored to your discipline. We use a range of paddles depending on the activity, Werner for river kayaking and Open Boating.

GLENMORE LODGE CAN SUPPLY:

  • Bouyancy aids
  • Helmets
  • Spray decks
  • Cags
  • Wet suits
  • Wet suit bootees
  • Small drybags
  • Dry suits (only for out of season kayak courses)
  • Paddling Trousers
  • Pogies
  • Paddling Neoprene Gloves/mitts
  • Towlines
  • Split Paddles

 

White Water and Swift Water Rescue

  • Dry suits
  • Throw lines
  • Knives
  • Karabiner
  • Slings/Tape
  • Pulleys
  • Prussiks

 

EQUIPMENT YOU NEED TO BRING WHICH WE DO NOT HAVE IN THE STORES.

 

Listed here are the essentials, this is not an exhaustive list.

 

  • Informal clothing for leisure wear
  • Insulating layers – at least two mid weights
  • Fleece/insulated jacket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat & gloves***
  • Vacuum Flask & Water Bottle ***
  • Blister kit/ small first aid kit
  • Spare towel
  • An alarm clock
  • Box or bag for packed lunch.
  • Personal toiletries & medications      (towels are provided)
  • Suncream – you just never know! ***
  • Sunhat and sun glasses & cord
  • Insect Repellant – it may be midgey!***
  • Glenmore Lodge also has a pool, gym & climbing wall – so don’t forget your swimming/gym/climbing kit!

Items marked *** are available in our shop subject to availability

Course Pre-Requisites

Confident on Grade 2, able to swim.

Course Rating: 5.0 Rated 5.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews Read all reviews

Great course that taught me loads about safety.
Laura Bennitt Reviewed on 19/06/2015
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What’s included on your course

  • Instruction
  • Use of kit
  • Shuttle bus to Glenmore Lodge (departs Aviemore station 5:20pm on Friday and Sundays)
  • Packed lunch and afternoon tea each day
  • In-course transport

What’s included if you choose the residential option – As above PLUS

  • Bed in shared en-suite room – available from 3pm on day before your course starts *

(Single rooms may be available for a supplementary charge, please ask at reception when you arrive)

  • Breakfast
  • Dinner for each course day (except one day and back-to-back courses)
  • Use of the facilities at Glenmore Lodge
  • Linen is provided along with a towel, you may wish to bring an extra towel if you would like to use the facilities or are on a paddlesport course

Arriving at Glenmore Lodge

  • For more information on travel to the Lodge click here
  • Your first inclusive meal is breakfast (7:45 -8:30am) An evening meal is not provided on your arrival night, but bar meals are available in our Lochain bar 5pm to 9pm (5-7pm on Mondays and Tuesdays)
  • Packed lunches are collected at breakfast
  • On Mondays and Saturdays only there will be a 10 minute welcome talk at 8.15am, on other days you will meet your instructor at 9am. The daily programme of your course will be discussed with your instructor when you first meet, taking into account aspirations and prevailing weather conditions

On your last day

  • Check out time is 10am on the final day of your booking, we have changing areas, showers and left luggage facilities on site
  • All courses will finish by 5pm
  • On Fridays and Sundays we offer a drop off to Aviemore station, leaving Glenmore Lodge at 5pm, please contact us at least 24 hours in advance if you would like to book this service

*some exceptions – see detailed course notes

Can’t find what you’re looking for? Check our FAQ’s here or contact us on [email protected] or 01479 861256

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We are happy to create it for you. You can hire one of our instructors or guides from as little as £280 a day, including any equipment. If you’re a group, all of our courses are available on a date that suits you or if you would prefer we can tailor a course to your requirements. Simply give us a call to discuss your requirements.

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