Whitewater Rescue Challange


- Fast Flowing Water

- Professional Rescuers

- Whitewater Specialists

- Excited Spectators

- Water Tempreture of 5*Celsius

- International Teams

- Human-size dummies to rescue


We promise an exciting race with great people, friendly atmosphere, delicious Hungarian Gulash-soup and the unforgetable River Sliders Bonfire Party!

This event is a great socializing opportunity to warm up for the season and make international friendships.


Come and watch the race, or challange yourself and Compete. Beat the head of the world: rescue teams, rafting world champions, top kayakers and rescue instructors...



Wildalpen, Steiermark, Austria

8924 Wildalpen 91

Campingplatz Wildalpen


Individual Race - Superheros competing
The World's swiftwater rescuers and best river guides competing against each other using spectacular individual Whitewater Rescue Techniques.
In this dynamic discipline the fastest is the winner. A real competition against the clock.


Team Race - Rescue Teams in Action

3-person-teams will get real emergency situations like entrapped person under water. Here we will see complex rescue techniques including a bunch of tools and several ropes. The best team work and the most experience will help to succeed to win!

  • All disciplines are to provide opportunity for both individuals as well as for teams to show their guide- and rescue competence in scenarios brought from real life examples.
  • The set courses are a mix of basic as well as advanced river whitewater rescue skills that every raft guide, swiftwater rescuer and kayaker should know, though the courses are real challenge even for trained experts. It tests swimming across the river to rescue equipment and swimmer(s) in distress, it also includes a part where a precise rescue rope handling  is expected, followed with a raft re-flip and rescue of dummies and many more.
  • Competitors that have previously taken part in the well-respected Red Bull Dolomitenmann said the guide race in its complexity is at least equal in physical difficulty.
  • The line-up is impressive with competitors from Hungary, Italy, Germany, Greece, UK, Chile racing against the local Austrians. Racers included members from the Hungarian national rafting team, 2009 downriver racing world champion and the Austrian national rafting team, Rescue Teams, Rescue Instructors and top whitewater kayakers.

The event is acknowledged by the prestigious organization of

International Rafting Federation.

Event Schedule 2020


25th April, Saturday - Individual Race
8.30-9.30 Registration paperwork
10.00 Compulsory Safety Briefing for everyone and introduction of exercises
11.00 Demonstration Run
11.30-13.00 Group 1 - Individual Rescue Race
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-17.00 Group 2 - Individual Rescue Race
20.00-24.00 Bonfire party at Camp Riversliders Palfau
26th April, Sunday  - Team Race
10.00 Compulsory Safety Briefing for everyone and introduction of exercises
11.00-13.00 Group 1 - Team Rescue Race
13.00-14.00 Lunch Break
14.00-16.00 Group 2 - Team Rescue Race
17.00 Prize Giving


25-26. April 2020


Cancaled Due to Covid





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