Swiftwater Rescue Workshop in Portland, OR

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NRG two-day swiftwater training is a hands on two-day customized class for recreational kayakers, rafters, and guides who want to hone their swiftwater rescue skills. Each day is broken up into a classroom module and an experiential component. Day 1 starts with rescue theory and hydrology. We will introduce several different types of ropes and teach the minimalist approach to hardware, knots, and other tools. We will introduce foot entrapments / bow pins, contact rescues, wading rescues, and swimming in rapids. Day 2 focuses on group management, victim behavior, and preemptive safety. We will teach you how to build and pick proper anchors, and elaborate on mechanical advantage from a minimalist standpoint. Finally, we will recreate real life scenarios that will test all the knowledge you have learned, and help you build the judgment that will help save lives.

To register for the course, please call the NRG office at 503.772.1122 or email northwestriverguides@gmail.com

Date – Saturday and Sunday, April 18 and 19

Time – 9 am – 6pm

Location – Sandy River

Cost: $250

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