Tieton Eddy Repose

Tieton Eddy Repose
"So, this is the river." said the Rat.

Saturday, February 27, 2010

River Rafting Rescue and Guide Training

Perhaps this river rafting rescue in the Grand Canyon required the use of helicopters, motorized Zodiacs and 14 Park Rangers, but there is a chance it did not.

The best place to learn how to deal with river rescue scenarios is by taking a white water river rafting rescue course with one of the dozens of commercial outfitters who offer training courses. (http://orionexp.com/river_rescue_and_guide_training_course.html)

Our company, Orion Expeditions, offers an outstanding course each spring but I would also recommend Whitewater Voyages (http://www.whitewatervoyages.com/schools/wwschools.html) --- their owner, Bill McGinnis, wrote the books on Whitewater Rafting, and OARS (http://www.oars.com/california/californiabootcamp.html), a well-respected river company that has been on the water for decades.

Accidents, like the one related in this post, happen. Much of the time, however, with the right training, a simple rescue, without the technology, will suffice.

in reference to:

"quick-and-easy rescue"
- Stranded Rafters In Grand Canyon National Park Get Unexpected Helicopter Lift | National Parks Traveler (view on Google Sidewiki)