A (FIRST?) DAY OF PACKRAFTING ON WHITEWATER
NEW SKILLS + MORE EXPERIENCE
Take your next step towards Belgian Winter Wonderland
Friday 24 february 2023
prior to the Benelux Packraft Meetup
Wilder water in Belgium is only available in winter when the rain fills the river valleys. Fresh rain brings whitewater opportunities in the south of Belgium, but the environment becomes challenging. This course aims to prepare you for winter packrafting in Belgium and join the Benelux Packraft Meetup.
We focus during this course on different aspects of whitewater packrafting:
- Safety first: basic techniques for rescue and sels-rescue for packrafters
- Paddle technique: stay away from the rocks and trees
- What do you need for winter packrafting
- Trip planning in Belgium
- Gaining confidence and learning under supervision
Fagus Outdoor basecamp at camping Pont de Berguème. We will spend the whole day at the banks of the Ourthe Occidentale.
50 EURO with your own packraft set, PFD, helmet
75 EURO with packraft set rental included
Rent extra material through Fagus Outdoor
- Drysuit (recommended) – 20 euro
- Helm – 5 euro
Saturday & Sunday
Join the Benelux Packraft Meetup
Two days of packrafting in Belgian Winter Wonderland
The Packraft Handbook
The Packraft Handbook is the definitive instructional resource for packrafting—everything you need to know to begin, improve, or assist others. Caring, curiosity, and intentional practice will help you anticipate what might go wrong and how to react when it does ~ Luc Mehl
Register for this one-day whitewater training course through the registration form of the Benelux Packraft Meetup.