Packraft Instruction

Safety, rescue, and river running

River instruction

Safety, rescue, and river running

Course offerings

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Swiftwater Rescue Training (3-yr cert)

Certifying packraft-specific training for professionals who use packrafts for work.

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Packraft Safety & Rescue

Designed to help you avoid what goes wrong and react skillfully if it does.

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Boat Control (Interm./Advanced)

 Custom instruction by request once you've taken a safety/rescue course.

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Paddle Up a Level (online)

An online course that provides a tried-and-true path to better paddling.

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Cancelation and refund policy
Contact for private/custom courses

Paddle into the Wild

A three-day immersive packraft experience in Leavenworth, Washington.

1:4 instructor ratio with:

  • Luc Mehl (Author of The Packraft Handbook)
  • Sarah Kilbourne (ED of the American Packraft Association)
  • Jon Strahl (ACA Whitewater)
  • Chris Korbulic (International Expedition Kayaker)
  • Elektra Mathews-Novelli (ACA Whitewater)

$625

May 3-5: Leavenworth, WA

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$625

May 10-12: Leavenworth, WA

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Packraft Safety & Rescue

Know how to respond when things go wrong!

This course combines Luc's formal training, personal experience, and tracking of incidents—what actually goes wrong.

$380

May 29-30: Denali

Nenana River

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$380

June 1-2: Denali

Nenana River

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$380

June 8-9: Eagle River

20 minutes from Anchorage

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$380

July 13-14: Eagle River

20 minutes from Anchorage

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$380

August 3-4: Eagle River

20 minutes from Anchorage

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Swiftwater Rescue Training (3-year certification)

In partnership with the Swiftwater Safety Institute, this certifying packraft-specific training is designed for professionals who use packrafts on the job

$475

May 17-19: Eagle River

20 minutes from Anchorage

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$475

May 25-27: Denali

Nenana River

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Paddle Up a Level

An online course designed for people who don't have easy access to in-person instruction.

Based on the award-winning The Packraft Handbook.

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Private/Custom

Do you have something special in mind?

 $600/day for one person
$800/day for a group of 2 or 3
Contact me for everything else (below).

 

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