We had our first team meeting in late November 2016 to go through the trip and have some time on the river on pack rafts and to review trip logistics and safety.

We had a great introduction to the Alpaca boats, and did a morning session on basic paddling, self and buddy rescues and throw bags.  In the afternoon we ran the mangles and I was impressed how easy the packrafts are to use.
— Damian Stones

All members competently ferry gliding, catching eddies and running Rapids. The boats are just like you'd expect fast light and as manoeuvreble as a kayak but with the stability of a little raft. On Sunday the rivers were in flood but we had a workshop loading boats, paddles and PFD's on bikes. Then a flat water session with bikes on boats.

Images from our training weekend.