At one point he commented that he hoped to be able to rate his skills a few points higher after everything was over. Well, he did everything wrong in every new situation so it was clear he was in trouble from the get-go, and surely he doesn't yet have any idea what techniques would have been better, so the only thing he probably learned was to be careful not to bite off more than you can chew regarding fast water. Hey, that's a good thing.
I think it's cool that he posted this. His comments show that he found it pretty humbling and that he had no prior idea what he was getting himself into. I'm sure he knows that had things gone a little differently he might have videoed his own demise. But he posted it anyway. Most of us have done stupid things, mostly prior to getting the experience (or often just the maturity) needed to assess what we were about to do. Many of us, like this guy, are lucky to be alive today on account of such stuff so I won't call him an idiot or I'd have to call half the people I know idiots. He was just "uninformed", but he's certainly more informed now!
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