We all gathered for the beginning of the ten-day WWOTS Forum adventure in the city of Tomsk, Russia. The participants came from far and wide. On the first day we settled into the hotel and then had introductions with the organisers and sponsors of the Forum, as well as the presentation of . . . → continue reading . . . White Waters Of Siberia Forum 2016
As the demand for International Rafting Federation courses is growing year on year, I am noticing that I am able to travel to new and exciting destinations to run IRF courses. This year alone my travels have taken me to Morocco, Nepal, France, UK and now to the Ukraine for their first ever IRF workshop.
. . . → continue reading . . . Into the Unknown (again) – 1st IRF workshop in the Ukraine
Rafting season 2016 has already started with some national competitions. We have already witnessed flips and paddlers falling out of rafts, which is an integral part of this sport, but more nationals, EC, ERC and WRC are still ahead of us with some new rivers and some new challenges. So, the question is . . . → continue reading . . . Personal responsibility with river safety
As mentioned, the IRF is holding a Guide Training & Education Conference for all its GTE Instructors and Assessors from the 19 to the 21 April in Großreifling, Austria. Then there is the annual White Water Rescue Race in the same location: 23 – 24 April followed by a Raft and Safety Craft certification Workshop: 25 . . . → continue reading . . . GTE Conference and Rescue Race – schedule and more …
Blerina Ago, a 28 years old entrepreneur born and raised in the charming city of Berat in Albania, tells us how her life has been flowing between living in the city and exploring the Osumi canyons. She worked hard and dreamt big so that she can tell us her future plans, the Albanian Adventure Resort, . . . → continue reading . . . The Albanian Adventure Resort – Meet the mind behind the idea
17.000 islands make up the archipelago of the Republic of Indonesia. In whichever direction you go, you will not go wrong. This paradise on earth will win the hearts of each of you. We hope that you have enough free time that you can see as much as possible. Prepare your bag and experience . . . → continue reading . . . What to see in Indonesia
It is a great pleasure when a riverguide replaces paddle with pen for a moment and share with us his rich experiences which he gained on different continents doing this job. We love these books and so we are pleased to present this one.
If you look at the back cover of the . . . → continue reading . . . “Pushing Rubber Downhill” by Adam Piggott
“Believe us… We are ABLE to Enjoy Wet Adventure”
On Monday 29 June 2015, one of my lifetime dreams came true… “Rafting for People with Disabilities”…
For a long time I have been thinking that people with disabilities are able to participate and enjoy adventure activities. A disability cannot stop them from enjoying nature . . . → continue reading . . . Rafting for People with Disabilities in Iran
I was in Morocco to run my first IRF workshop of the season for Berber Rafting Adventures in the Atlas Mountains. Stepping out at Marrakesh airport I was hit by the warm air. A pleasant change to the blast, chilled air of my Arctic winter residence.
After a short taxi transfer to our hotel . . . → continue reading . . . Rafting the Casbah
We asked the public for their lists of the best rivers to raft in the world. We were surprised by the names of the rivers that were NOT on the list! But these rivers deserve equal place in the summary. So, following our research as well as communication with many distinguished names in rafting and . . . → continue reading . . . Best rivers in the World for rafting