Cursos Especializados para Colegio Nido de Aguila

Students form

You can download the form here or go to dropbox :

The form has to be signed by the student or his/her tutor and this will be great to have it for the meeting on the 6th.

News August 27th.

I will be attending the meeting with students and parents at Nido on September 6th.

I will post some more details about the trip here meanwhile, by the way, if you have any question do not hesitate to throw us a line at or call + 56 9 9 310 52 72.

Along the week without walls we will be a group of 3 guides on the water with the students. Along the fjords of Pumalin park and the rapids of the rio Petrohue.

Richard Carrier

Packing List


  • Swim Suit
  • Neopren socks (check
  • Sneakers that can get wet
  • Heavyweight thermal underwear 2 long sleeves – 1 bottom)
  • lightweight thermic gloves
  • water bottle
  • wool / neopren or fleece hat to put under the helmet
  • sun cap or hat
  • sunglasses with a string
  • thermic buff
  • thermic socks to wear under the dry suit while kayaking


  • Sleeping bag and pad
  • Head lamp
  • Personal first aid (think about blisters)
  • Personal silverware
  • Lightweight towel
  • Low cut hiking shoes
  • 1 hiking pants / 1 rain pants
  • 1 short
  • 2 thermal bottoms underwear
  • 2 heavyweight thermal long sleeves T shirts (capilene)
  • 1 fleece jacket
  • 1 beanie
  • 1 rain jacket
  • gloves
  • underwear – socks – t shirts …

The guides

Paz Gajardo, 27, from Chile.

Pachi is an avid kayaker and rafter, she has been representing Chile in whitewater slalom kayak world cups and also in Rafting world championships. Her last international competition was this August in Hongkou China. You can be sure she knows what she is talking about when it comes to paddling skills and team work.  Not just a paddler her passion for reading and psychology makes her the perfect person to share around the campfire. Paz re-certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid in November 2017.

Cristobal Debittencourt, 29, from Chile.

Coto has been around for years now as a trip leader and a raft guide. He is the most solid guide and kayaker in the area of Puerto Varas and speaks perfect english. Before being a guide he has been a ski instructor for years working in the USA, Chile and Canada. As a safety kayaker and raft guide he has been working in Norway, Slovenia, Bosnia, Austria, Italy, Ecuador, Spain and many more countries.  Beside paddling one of his passion is cooking, he will be in charge of the camp kitchen every night. Coto re-certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid in December 2017 and worked as rafting instructor with Nido in November 2016.

Richard Carrier, 45, from France.

El Flaco has been living in Chile for more than 20 years now and have a fair amount of kilometers under his belt, in Pumalin park (leading plenty of trips there, including 2 Nido groups) but also in whitewater working as a guide and kayaker for years on Italy, France, Austria and Chile fo course. 2 expeditions down the Grand Canyon of the Colorado rowing a wooden dory are part of his river log. When not trying to manage Ko’KayaK Richard spends time biking and kayaking with his 12 & 14 years old daughters. Re-certified in Wilderness Advanced First Aid in June 2018.