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Austria Creeking Kayaking holiday Development camp

Introduction to Creeking in Austria

15th - 21st July 2018

A unique kayak course intended to introduce you to creeking.

The course is perfect for those who are already comfortable on class III and are looking to progress on to more advanced whitewater!

The goal is to improve your skills on class III+ and IV whitewater by visiting new, challenging, rivers everyday. The trip starts on the beautiful Salza River where you will warm up and prepare for the rest of the trip.

After the Salza you will learn how to boof on a smaller creek containing 46 separate drops up to 3 meters in height. With your new boof skills you will move on to class III+ and IV rivers and finally, finish at the 5m Laussa Falls!

The following skills will be worked on during the trip:

  • Subjective and objective dangers and how to avoid them on the river

    • What can be met on the river and how to deal with it. Evaluation of difficulty and how to decide when we are ready to run certain places followed by defining possible lines on water from moderate to difficult

  • BOOF techniques and training

    • How to BOOF and polish our creeking technique in controlled and moderate water difficulty.

  • Advanced creeking knowledge

    • Safety equipment workshops, safety practice and proper throw bag techniques

  • Eskimo roll workshops

    • Mastering eskimo rolls, exercises and theoretical workshops. How to bring safety into your kayaking by getting better at rolling.

  • Long term development

    • We aim not just to help you out during that week, but also to provide you with all the understanding and knowledge to continue your development.

Locations

All courses are performed on rivers that other people rarely visit for Alpine trips - Salza, Hinterwildalpen, Koppentraun, Lammer and/or Rettenbach (depending on water levels).

The focus moves each day and difficulty grows higher as the trip and your skills develop providing a measurable program for your ability.

Your Coaches

This week-long package will be run by Bartosz Czauderna.

He has been a professional kayaker for 10 years.Bartosz has paddled and coached on over a hundred rivers across many countries and has extensive experience in running safe and rewarding sessions, and in providing a professional, relaxed and fun environment off the water!

All the LiLi coaches are highly experienced and qualified. They live for the enjoyment of kayaking and the challenge and reward of coaching. This makes coaching with LiLi fun and inspiring and it drives the coaches to make every session rewarding and enjoyable.

N.B. If there are more than four people per coach on the course, then another of the LiLi team member will join Bartosz to ensure you still get plenty of individual coaching.

Outside of paddling

In the evenings we are going to analyse learned skills and techniques with video analysis. There are also numerous possible hikes in the area for anyone interested.

Who is this camp suitable for?

The trip is suitable for people that have finished a basic course, feel stable in a boat, have a solid roll and are looking for the next step and a challenge bigger than class III.

The course will help you step up your game under the eye of professional kayakers with a high level of coaching and guidance.

Food, logistics and accommodation

Logistics during the course are included in the price, food and accommodation are paid separately. However we recommend staying at the following places: Recommended accommodation in Wildalpen (Sat-Tue):

Recommended accommodation in Koppentraun area (Tue-Sat):

Itinerary

A typical week will run as follows:

Saturday Evening

Arrive and check in to accommodation – we can arrange special pickups from local airports for an additional fee (Graz, Salzburg, Linz, Vienna or Bratislava airports) – please contact us for more details.

Sunday - Lower Salza training and introduction

We start with a warm up paddle on theLower Salza. We get into our boat and get used to how it flows and go through all of the basic techniques including safety and figuring out level of the group to adapt the training.

Monday - Salza course + hinterwildalpen training (Boof day!)

Wetrain in challenging situations and work on our manoeuvres at Wildalpen kayak course in the morning and boofing and lapping Hinterwildalpen in the afternoon.

Tuesday - safety first!

Safety training at kayak course and at Hinterwildalpen followed by a rest and for anyone interested a warming up session in a local sauna to rest our bodies.

Wednesday - lower Kummerbrucke

Two runs on lower Kummerbrucke section – we have a chance to experience it on the first run and then work on our skills on the second one! In the afternoon we drive towards Koppentraun

Thursday - Koppentraun, first step into the wilderness!

Koppentraun is one of the biggest classics of the Salzkammergut region. Spend time working on reading the water, scouting, safety, planning the road, picking the lines while introducing already mastered skills from previous days. Followed by dinner in Hallstat.

Thursday-Friday - Lammer/Koppentraun/Rettenbach

Depending on water levels and group skills we will choose one of local pearls, Lammer or Rettenbach. Enjoy exploration runs followed by practicing different skills in certain spots.

Saturday morning

Laping Lausafall (5m waterfall) and practicing boof, safety and waterfall techniques, providing memorable experiences and pictures for all participants!

Dates

15th - 21st July 2018

These dates don't suit? Check our different products or ask for alternative date! For more info email info@loveitliveit.co.uk

Cost

€600

We welcome payments in other currencies, if you want to do this then please let us know info@loveitliveit.co.uk

Includes: A week of expert coaching, video analysis and a comprehensive review of your paddling and an action plan for your future development at the end, transport between paddling locations, river fee

Excludes: flights/transport to beginning of the trip (pick up for airport available at special inquiry prior to trip), personal paddling equipment (available to rent at an additional cost, let us know what equipment you need and we can arrange it for you!), travel insurance, accommodation, food, advice prior to trip, local knowledge on and off the river to help you get the most out of your stay.

For different length camps drop us an email info@loveitliveit.co.uk

N. B. The minimum number of paddlers for this course is 3.


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