About This Guide

Jim Krawiecki started paddling in any old kayak that he could muster during his school holidays. Having endured the pleasures and pain of a musical career he returned to kayaking for further enrichment. Since then he has paddled and swum many of the exciting white water rivers of England, Scotland and Wales, as well as many of those in the French Alps.

Jim has been a prominent and influential member of North West Sea Kayakers since 1999. Often organizing trips, encouraging others and editing newsletters. Jim’s passion for sea kayaking inspired him to write the popular guidebook ‘Welsh Sea Kayaking’ (Pesda Press 2006) and the subsequent sea kayaking guidebook ‘Northern England & the Isle of Man’(Pesda Press 2011).

Jim was also a valued and regular editorial contributor to Canoe & Kayak UK Magazine until it was wound up in August 2014.

More recently Jim’s attention has moved to the icy and mountainous coast of east Greenland and its associations with the British Arctic explorer ‘Gino Watkins’. Expeditions to Greenland in 2007 and 2012 inspired the short film ‘Gino’s Greenland’ which was shown at the Kendal Mountain Festival in 2012. Having returned to Greenland with other expeditions during 2013, 2014 and 2015 Jim has further plans to return again in 2017.

Advanced Guide

Advanced Guide Observation
Advanced Leadership
BCU 5* Training
Advanced Planning
BCU Open Water Navigation
Advanced Skills
BCU 5* Training
BCU Level One Coach

Coastal Guide Modules Passed

Coastal Guide Observation
Coastal Leadership
BCU 4* Sea
Coastal Planning
BCU Coastal Navigation and Planning
Coastal Skills
BCU 4* Sea
Expedition Skills
First Aid
BCU Lifeguards Level 2 – 16 Hours
Food Hygene

Generic Modules Passed

Incident Management

Sea Kayaking Fundamentals Modules Passed

Sea Survival
VHF license


Manchester, England

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