Packrafting Courses

Come join KWG for one of our Packrafting courses!

KWG continues to up the bar for Alaska packraft instruction with our Level 1 and Level 2 packraft instructional courses.  Both courses are 2 days in length and cover the skills that you will need to paddle through the wilderness on your own.  KWG’s location in the heart of Wrangell-St. Elias NP provides us with “in-town” wilderness access and makes these courses destination trips.

We focus on not only the hard skills needed to push deeper into the wild rivers around us, but use an interdisciplinary approach that teaches both self and group rescue techniques as well as risk management and good river decision making.

Click the buttons below to see our full curriculum for each of our courses.

Packrafting Level 1

Packrafting Level 2

2017 Dates:

Memorial Day Weekend, May 27 – 28 (29th optional fly-in)

June 17 – 18 (19th optional fly-in)

July 15 – 16 (17th optional fly-in)

July 21 Free Woman’s Clinic (Space is limited and fills up fast.  Contact us to join)

July 22 Packraft Race

August 12 – 13 (14th optional fly-in)

Labor Day Weekend, September 2 – 3 (4th optional fly-in)

*At any point, you can book a custom course with custom dates with any number of people.  Contact us for pricing.

Difficulty:
medium very hard  (medium – very hard)

Trip Highlights:
Chance to learn new skills or hone your existing skills in a “real-world” packrafting environment with experienced and professional instructors.

Terrain Challenges May Include:
Long days in the field. Swimming and paddling in cold, glacier fed waters. Navigating your own packraft in Class II-III whitewater. Hiking over un-even terrain.

Available Season:
See dates listed

Suggested Timeframe:
2-day course, optional 3rd day fly-in day trip

Pricing

$395/person
(base price, see below for discounts)

Prices are for 2 days of instruction for either course.
KWG offers custom courses. Contact us for pricing on custom courses.
3rd day optional fly-in $150/person + airfare



Discount OptionsDiscount Amount
Bring your own boat$50 discount
Bring your own drysuit$50 discount

To book a fly in day hike, please

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