Bernhard Steidl

Thanks to my parents I am sitting in a kayak since being a child. Starting as a hobby, kayaking soon became my calling. With my courses I try to show the participants how much kayaking is. Wether it is easy or hard whitewater – I enjoy every day in the boat and am thankful for having this job. In the past years I could collect some outstanding descents like the first descent of the upper Ruetz gorges, multiple complete descents of the “Achstürze” in Oetz Valley and the successful expedition “Sturzfahrt vom Nanga Parbat” – being the first complete descent of the Rondu gorge of the Indus river.

Marieke Vogt

Kayaking is fun and therefore I want to share it with others. As a child i mostly slept in kayaks and later got into paddling through friends. Since then I always try to learn something new and want to share the fun with others. I live in Innsbruck since 4 years and study atmosphere science.

Luca Dapra

I started with kayak slalom like most of the kayakers from Meran. But with time, the gates became to small and I focused on whitewater kayaking. I have always liked competing and therefore, after some achievements in kayak slalom (3 times U21 Italian champion with the slalom team), i came to whitewater races. In the past years i travelled a lot (Mexico, New Zealand and everywhere around Europe), gave clinics for the kayak club in Meran and worked as a raft guide on the Etsch river. Now I live in Innsbruck and turned my hobby into a mission. I love and live this sport, which is now also work for me as a kayak teacher. When the rivers are to low, i go back-country skiing or climbing. Alongside i study mikrobiology in Innsbruck.