Michael Sautter

Michael Sautter

ISKGA status: Registered Guide



Rogaland, Norway

Michael is an instructor and member of the Executive Board of Neptun Kajakk, a company in the outskirts of the city Stavanger on the southwestern coast of Norway.

Neptun Kajakk (www.neptunkajakk.no) specialises in providing courses and guided tours along the Norwegian coastline. Part of our philosophy is that with the right skills, behaviours and attitudes kayaking can be a year-round activity, even in country like Norway.

Michael is trained to the level of “Aktivitetsleder” with the Norwegian Paddling Union (www.padling.no ) and holds a BCU 3* award.

Main interests are: Skills development, kayak-surfing, rockhopping and safety drills.

Professionally, Michael is working in the area of developing and disseminating courses in First Aid, Basic Life Support and Advanced Life Support in collaboration with Norwegian and overseas NGO’s in field of acute and emergency healthcare. This competence is actively used to develop courses specifically for kayaking in the area of First Aid, CPR, etc.

Michael’s educational background is within Educational Research and Pedagogy. Again, this knowledge is put to use to ensure that Neptun Kajakk is providing courses to the highest educational standards.

With a background as an Officer from the Norwegian Recon Forces, Michael has experience with survival training, especially in cold climate conditions.



Personal website at:

module date trainer assessor tick NGB qualification Document
Advanced guide observation
Advanced Skills
Advanced Planning
Advanced Leadership
Coastal guide observation
Coastal Skills tick * BCU 3-star. Assessor: Pete Jones, BCU  Icon-Document03-Blue
Coastal Planning
Coastal Leadership  tick Norwegian Canoe Association “Aktivitetsleder). Assessor: Bente Solberg, Norwegian Canoe Association  Icon-Document03-Blue
Generic Modules
Incident Management
Sea Survival
VHF license  tick Yes Yes
Food Hygiene
First aid 04/30/2014  tick  * Basic First Aid Course (4 hours)* Basic Life Support – CPR (4 hours)
* Basic Life Support with the use of an AED (4 hours)
* Instructor lisence in BLS with the use of an AED (5 hours)
Expedition Skills