River Crossing Course March 30, 2019
This is a half day river crossing/river safety course
Rivers are one of the greatest hazards in the New Zealand outdoors. They are dynamic and pose a serious risk to the untrained.
“There are on average, about four river crossing deaths each year. Of these accidents, 80% occur in flooded rivers or side streams.” (Bush Craft Manual Fourth Edition. Mountain Safety Council, 2006)
Learn river crossing and river safety skills from our qualified instructors.
Field Based Course Covers:
- River Hazards
- River characteristics
- River crossing principles
- Decision Making
- River crossing methods
- What to do if you take a swim
Please bring your own lunch, snacks and drink
- Participants must be fit to travel for approximately one (depending on location) across a rough surface (boulder riverbed), with a full pack.
- Minimum of 18 years of age (or a minimum of 14 if their attendance is agreed to by the course director and a parent/guardian)
- Day Pack
- Beanie/Warm Hat