Archives for May 2013

Australian Freestyle team selected for Nantahala World Championships

We are very pleased to announce that Jez and Liam Corr, two Falling Creek Camp staff, have been selected to compete in the World Championships on the Nantahala River in August, 2013.

Liam Corr from Grose Vale had a fantastic result last year at the ICF World Cup series finishing in the mid 20’s of the field, the highest ever placing for an Australian K1 freestyle senior athlete at a World event. Liam is by far Australia’s best Men’s K1 paddler and has won numerous national championships. He is excited to be competing at this year’s World Championships and will be looking for a top 20 finish. Ever positive, he said “I hope to continue this form at the 2013 Worlds.”

The team will be lead by the Australian Head Coach, and very experienced Australian team athlete Jez. Jez has been competing on the National team for the last 10 years and in this time has won three World Cup titles and over 10 national championships. Jez will be competing in 3 disciplines at this year’s event and has a good chance of standing on the podium again this year. As Chair of the freestyle committee Jez will be working to ensure the new members of the team are well prepared for the big event. ’I’m extremely stoked that the Australia freestyle team is flourishing. The depth has never been so great and this is shown in the talent of paddlers we have heading out to the event this year.’

The 2013 ICF Freestyle Kayaking World Championships will take place on the mighty Nantahala river in North Carolina from the 2nd – 9th September. The team will be heading out the week before the event to train. Over 250 athletes from over 28 countries are expected and this event will be the biggest event ever held, drawing all the top athletes from across the World.

Congratulations guys!

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Wilderness First Aid Certification at FCC

FCC Full-Time staff being re-certified in Wilderness First AidFCC Full-Time staff being re-certified in Wilderness First Aid

The full-time staff at Falling Creek Camp was recently re-certified in Wilderness First Aid. All FCC staff are required to have a minimum of a Wilderness First Aid certification, while all tripping and “out-of-camp” staff are required to have Wilderness Advanced First Aid. Many of these staff even carry a greater education called the Wilderness First Responder. During the upcoming 3-week Falling Creek Camp staff orientation, we partner with SOLO Southeast through the Nantahala Outdoor Center, who offer a superior training experience.

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