Whitewater Kayak Course Intermediate 3days

Intermediate

Bio: Chris Ryman began his kayaking career on the banks of the mighty Ottawa River in Ontario Canada over 20 years ago. The warm and big water style of the Ottawa became home for 6 summer seasons while also travelling to Costa Rica for a few winter seasons to extend his endless summer. Ryman set his sights on the art of creek boating and traveled to British Columbia arguably one of the planets best locations for steep creeking. The move to BC birthed his current company, Endless Adventure, a family whitewater business located in the beautiful Slocan Valley, BC. Ryman’s next move was a venture in Ecuador, one of the worlds emerging kayak destinations, The Ryman family would spend winters in Ecuador sharing the magical whitewater with paddlers from all over the world. Currently, Ryman spilts his kayak instructor/guide season between Endless Adventure in BC, Ecuador, and instructs for various post secondary adventure studies programs including College of the Rockies, Thompson Rivers University, and even a stint at Keilier Adventure School in Iceland. Chris Ryman’s passion for whitewater runs strong today paddling over 200 days a year consecutively.

Instruction style: Whitewater is for everyone – whatever your limits and objectives are. My goal is to give you the knowledge and confidence to fall in love with whitewater kayaking.

For this course we will focus on how the basics will help us improve our overall kayaking. Endless Adventure is the perfect setting for us to dive deep into each skill – cross current momentum, rolling and ‘boof’ing, to name a few.  The Slocan Valley hosts a wonderful selection of rivers perfect for kayak improvement.  Starting out on the Slocan river to assess paddler skills and make hard moves on low consequence whitewater is the first focus of the course.  After observing the paddlers on day one, custom instruction is catered to each participant with the goal of total improvement and the introduction of tools to keep progressing well after the course is over.  Day three of the course will challenge paddlers and make space for one on one coaching and group discovery.    Local eateries offer a wide selection of healthy and organic options to meet any dietary needs.  Nearby camping is available as well as B & B options. Hotel accommodation can be recommended in Castlegar or surrounding area.  Be sure to bring your personal protection equipment and a river running or creek kayak.  Water temperature is considered chilly this time of year so a drysuit or wetsuit is recommended.  For more course info please reach out to us!

 

Includes:  Locally sourced lunches Saturday through to Monday.

Suitable for ages 18 and up

Courses

Course type: Intermediate Kayak

Duration: 3 Days (Fri - Sun)

Start times: 10am - 4pm

Availability: July 1-3

Class of river:  II - III

$549 per person

Chris Ryman whitewater kayak coach