Roundups are an important moment for our small community. People who share the same interest for nature, rivers and packrafting gather and spend some time altogether. A lot of new friendships are forged during such events. It’s also a great opportunity to learn techniques and step up as a packrafter.
These roundups are low-key non commercial events, do not expect crowds or big parties.
In 2018, the Swedish Packrafting Association became the new organizer for the Annual Swedish Packraft Roundup.
We are currently organizing the event, details are still under discussion after the survey but we already have a date and a location, so you can plan ahead, especially if you are coming from abroad.
The 2019 Annual Swedish Packraft Roundup will take place on May 23 – 26 in Särna
Safety in packrafting
Safety during roundup is a major concern. We will start the event with safety workshops. These workshops are mandatory for everyone attending the roundup.
Most paddlers already have an insurance that covers packrafting (equ. to white water rafting / kayaking). If you plan to attend the roundup, make sure to subscribe to an insurance that covers this activity as we won’t provide one.
In order to attend this event, some safety gear will be mandatory:
.Paddling helmet (preferred to climbing or bicycle helmets)
.PFD suitable for whitewater (no inflatable PFD)
.River throw rope
.Drysuit ( rivers in Sweden are cold ), a wetsuit is okay but not ideal.
These items are the bare minimum for each paddler to carry on every packrafting trip.