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January 13th, 2021
Run time: 1 hour 44 minutes
Mark Oates is an outdoor education teacher in Tasmania, Australia who is passionate about packrafting and assisting others to improve their skills. Mark has been leading whitewater paddling trips with students for 30 years and is a Senior Whitewater Kayak Instructor in Australia. He has paddled and led packrafting workshops in Australia, New Zealand, Slovenia, Austria, Sweden and the USA. Learn more at Mark's website.
April 28th, 2021
Run time: 1 hour 41 minutes
Luc Mehl grew up on the Kuskokwim River in McGrath, Alaska, and returned to Alaska after completing graduate programs at MIT and UCSB. When he is not playing outside, he works in the environmental sciences and as an outdoor skills instructor. Luc has traveled 10,000 miles of Alaska by packraft, ski, foot, bike, and ice skate. He currently serves on the Education Committee of the American Packrafting Association and is a certified instructor for the Swiftwater Safety Institute. Learn more at Luc's website.
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