ODS 112- Swiftwater Rescue Training, May 31-June 2. This course teaches rescue techniques with regard to limited resources in a wilderness setting. This three day-24hr. course meets the needs of professional river guides as well as USFS and BLM employees. Recreational river runners or anyone finding themselves working on or near moving water will gain valuable techniques in dealing with water hazards and emergencies. This intensive 24 hour class generally has two to three hours of on-land instruction each morning prior to entering the water. Course focus is on wilderness-based rescues with limited rescue resources, personnel and communication. This course is designed to meet varying student skill levels. Self rescue and hazard avoidance and recognition are key components in this swiftwater course. We teach technical rope systems, and then systematically remove hardware to increase the demand on the student to problem solve with limited gear and resources. Designed for people working on or around rivers or running rivers privately. This course will feature Luc Mehl, Tony Perreli, DB Palmer, and Eric Riley (founder of Swiftwater Safety Institute).
ODS 154- Packrafting Alaska, June 3-5 Featuring Luc Mehl (things to Luc at), DB Palmer, and Tony Perelli, this course is situated in, and around, epic Valdez AK and focuses on beginning packrafting skills AND swiftwater risk management and techniques. This one of a kind course takes place in one intensive weekend and may include an overnight packraft trek. Students will do some work online to prep before the course. You MUST have your own gear and boat for this course, but it’s acceptable that students share with each other. This is YOUR responsibility to ensure.
ODS 153- Beginning Sea Kayaking, July 8-12
Call us at (907)834-1600 to register!
or register online at: https://uaonline.alaska.edu/
Note: Remember to select the Prince William Sound College campus to find these courses online.