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Friday, March 26, 2010

River Rafting Safety --- No Guarantees

The President of the Kashmir Rafting Operators Association oversteps his bounds by pronouncing --- in the press no less --- that tourists can enjoy a river trip in Kashmir "without any fear of injury". Basically, he is guaranteeing tourists who visit Kashmir and choose to go rafting with one of the KROA outfitters that there is no chance they will come to harm.

Even if they were only rafting Class I rivers, he would be misrepresenting the industry he is working to promote. I can appreciate that he is working hard to assure readers of the Daily Kashmir that the imported Nepalese guides are well-trained and safety precautions are being emphasized, but he would be better advised to refrain from making public promises he has no way of keeping.


in reference to:

"“We provide life jacket and helmet to the tourists and they enjoy it without any fear of any injury."
- Rising Kashmir, Daily Newspaper, Srinagar Jammu and Kashmir - Kashmir’s rafting industry prepares for big leap (view on Google Sidewiki)