Neil Newton Taylor - Kalagala Falls Uganda

Neil Newton Taylor

Neil has been a Swiftwater Rescue Instructor since 1997 and is the Rescue 3 Instructor Trainer responsible for Austria and Germany. He also wrote several chapters of the Tyrolean Raft guide handbook and as an IRF Assessor he runs guide training courses for the International Rafting Federation. Having started kayaking at the age of 12 he is now a member of the German AKC, the Alpine Kayak Club, and has paddled whitewater extensively in various parts of the world. Not being content with the flat countryside of south east England, he moved to Tirol in 1994, where he lives surrounded by the mountains and whitewater that is now his home. In the winters he spends his spare time ski touring, snow boarding and ice climbing. On the rare occasions that he finds some warm water, he relaxes in it scuba diving.


Whitewater Experience

Swiftwater Rescue Instructor Trainer
Ethiopia - Blue Nile Northern gorge
Australia - Gwyder, Nymbodia, Murry, Tully etc...
IRF Instructor / Assessor
Chile - Rio Bio Bio Royalflush Gorge
Germany - Loisach, Rissbach Klamm, Hohenlimburg
Qualified Canyoning Guide
Ecuador - Rio Misahualli, Quijos, Jatunyacu etc...
France - Durance, Guil, Guisane, Claree etc...
First Aid - Wilderness EMT / WFR
UK - Dee, Dart, Etive,Tees, Tyne etc...
Honduras - Rio Cangrejal, Puringla etc...
BCU L3 Kayak Coach
India - Ganges, Bagaratti & Alaknada
Italy - Noce
BCU 5* Inland Kayak
Mexico - Rio Copalita
Nepal - Modi Kola, Marsyandi, Kanarli etc...
BCU L2 Canoe Coach
Norway - Soja, Logan etc...
Austria - Inn, Sanna, Ötz, Venterache etc...
ERCA Ropes Course Instructor Trainer
Zambia - Zambezi Bakota Gorge
Switzerland - Inn, Landquart, Glenner, Lütschine etc...
Safety Director Adidas Sickline Race
Slowenien - Soca
Czech Republik - Vltava (Moldau)
Qualifed Ski & Snowboard Instructor
Turkey - Coruh, Barhal & Tortum
Uganda - White Nile
Rafting since 1991
USA - The Grand Canyon
Kayaking since 1982