Whitewater Guide School 2008

Posted January 12, 2008 by Malina

All-Outdoors’ 2008 whitewater rafting guide schools are on the books.

first-ro-grp-pic.jpgOur first school will be a split session in the spring. Guide school begins April 17-20 (Thurs-Sun) and continues the next week April 25-27 (Fri-Sun). We split our spring whitewater school into two sessions to make it easier for people to fit it into school and work schedules. Our second guide school will be a solid week in June, running from the 17th to the 23rd.

Each whitewater school will introduceimgp0296.JPG students to the fundamental techniques of navigating whitewater rivers. Topics include reading water, class III guiding, swimming rapids, safety skills and using rafting equipment. Our guide school will also introduce you to the wide world of commercial guiding, including things like cooking in a wilderness setting, people skills and ethical wilderness exploration.

imgp0279.JPGMany of our school’s graduates go on to guide professionally for AO after further training to sharpen their skills and attending CPR and First-Aid classes. For more information about our whitewater guide school please see our website. You can also go directly to our enrollment questionare. If you’re new to AO, this blog and our website are great sources of info about who we are as a company and why we do what we do. Check out our our guide bios to meet some of the folks you’ll work with (and might teach at this year’s school!).

(Top left: guides at our South Fork put-in, middle: Kyle rigs a boat in the morning, Bottom: Lynsey cooks up a feast on a Tuolumne 2-day trip)


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