Surviving a rapid
Posted by: old_user on Nov-26-08 5:47 PM (EST)
Great article, thank-you.
There are lots of hazards in a river and many more situations than you could put in an article. I run whole day courses on river crossing and handling rapids. Two important points are when going feet first is that you must "cycle" your feet so they don't get caught or drop and you must paddle your (straight)arms to keep you orientated and have some control. Try it... It makes a huge difference.
You should practice in a safe known rapid with a safe exit. Thanks once again for a good article with some great advice.
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