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Rafting Masterclass

Adventure Idaho Rafting Masterclass

Are You Ready to Conquer the Wild Rapids?
 

Welcome to our Rafting Masterclass! Perfect for both aspiring rafters and thrill-seekers wanting to add an unforgettable experience to their adventure portfolio. Learn from seasoned pros, delight in wild river tales, and embark on a journey to master the rapids.


Day 1: Dive into the Basics

  • 9 AM: Energizing Kickoff - Begin your adventure with a warm meet and greet, followed by a dynamic introduction to set the tone for an action-packed day.

  • 9:15 AM: Land School - Engage in a lively, informative session covering safety, teamwork, and the essentials of navigating whitewater.

  • 12 PM: Lunch on Us- Fuel up with a delicious lunch, gearing you up for the afternoon's adrenaline rush.

  • Afternoon: Rapids Adventure - Feel the thrill of conquering the rapids, guided by our expert instructors, plus a session on whitewater swimming techniques.

  • Evening Debrief and Dinner - Unwind with a great dinner, sharing your day's experiences and lessons learned from our insightful debrief.


Day 2: Advanced Skills and Swiftwater Rescue

  • Morning: Mastery on the Water - Advance your skills with hands-on river reading, rapid scouting, and mastering eddy turns and ferrying.

  • Afternoon: Swiftwater Rescue Basics - Acquire critical rescue skills including throw rope techniques and how to manage flipped rafts and swimmers.

  • Evening Debrief and Dinner


Day 3: Application and Evaluation

  • Morning: Mastering the Rapids - Apply your newly learned skills on class II-III rapids, focusing on lead and sweep roles and rowing finesse.

  • Afternoon: Evaluation and Potential Solo Runs - Demonstrate your prowess for a chance to navigate a raft solo, under the watchful eyes of our guides.
     

What You'll Learn:

  • River Planning: Strategies for successful trip planning and spot selection.

  • Gear Up: Understanding essential gear for safety and comfort.

  • Safety First: Mastering crucial safety techniques for confidence on the water.

  • Reading the River: Learning to interpret river flows, eddies, and hazards.

  • Technique Training: Polishing paddling and maneuvering techniques for a seamless ride.

  • Entertaining River Stories: Captivating accounts from seasoned guides to inspire and teach.


Course Details:

  • Group Size: Maximum of 10 participants

  • Equipment: Training on 14ft & 16ft rafts with center and stern frame setups.

  • Price: $850 per person

  • Length: 3 Days


2024 Dates:

  • June 13-15

  • July 18-20

  • Aug 22-24


Alumni Benefits:

  • Discounted Raft Rentals and an exclusive Lower Salmon trip with free boat rental for qualified alumni.


Location:

Adventure Idaho, Riggins. Focusing on the Riggins section of the Salmon River, tailored to current water levels.


Includes:

  • Professional Instruction

  • Lunches and Dinners

  • Gear Rental


Not Included:

Lodging options in Riggins for comfortable stays.


Personalized Guidance:

Benefit from one-on-one coaching with our expert guides, ensuring a personalized and comprehensive learning experience.


Ready to Run the Rapids?

Join us for an unparalleled rafting masterclass, blending skill-building with exhilarating river runs. Secure your spot today and turn the untamed rivers into your playground!

Physical Requirements:

Review our Essential Physical Requirements

Meet Your Instructor

Justin Smith - Over a decade of commercial whitewater experience. Trains guide teams on rivers across Idaho.

This wouldn't be possible without our team! 

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