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Wild Whitewater Woman - Annalee Decker
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5 steps to becoming a rafting Wild Whitewater Woman

Annalee Decker shares with us her journey to becoming a rafting Wild Whitewater Woman and the five steps it takes to become one too. It was a hot summer afternoon that I accomplished my near-obsessive mission of becoming a professional raft guide at the US National White Water Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, NC. My final

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Tour rafting

#SafeTravels advice from the World Travel and Tourism Council

As the world slowly starts opening up again, so is travel and tourism, and so #SafeTravels will be high on everyone’s minds. The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) have been working together with various groups, from governments, to health experts and industry associations, to provide protocols and action plans for the travel and tourism

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Top 3 Non-Rafting Activities - SUP
IRF

Top 3 Non-Rafting Activities in 2020 (water based)

Obviously we think rafting is the most fun you can have on water, but with 2020 being as it is, we asked ourselves “what are the top 3 non-rafting activities we could otherwise be doing in 2020”. White water rafting involves an inflatable boat, a team of people, and (when not racing) a guide. And

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Guide / Safety

Rafting dictionary – know your boof from your bootie

Communication is key to ensure a rafting trip is safe, fun and memorable for all the right reasons. We’ve pulled together this short Rafting Dictionary with some of the more common terms you’ll hear on a rafting trip. This article is not written to replace a Safety Talk or indeed raft guide training but can

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Soviet Era Rafting – a step into the past

Vladimir Petukhov takes us back to soviet era rafting in this interview by Rafting Magazine. In order to understand the situation fully, I will say that the beginning of my passion for whitewater rafting started in the Soviet period. This means that there were a lot of whitewater rivers and there was a great desire

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Can cold water rivers have higher risks when you flip?

Most of us have experienced the shock to our system as we suddenly plunge into cold water. Take it a step further, imagine you’re on a Class 4 or 5 river and flip. Now you have two urgent problems. First is the raging white water. Second is dealing with the cold shock. What happens to

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Taureau – Quebecs Class V beast

Boasting 25 KM of continuous Class V the Taureau Section of the Jacques-Cartier River is one Quebec’s toughest sections of whitewater and this Class V beast certainly lives up to the hype. Checkout the adventure as Pascal Girard and his crew take on some incredible drops. Located just outside of Quebec City, the Jacques-Cartier River

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Additional information for a safe re-entry into rafting

We had many people from all around the world sending us their appreciation of our Guidelines for a safe re-entry into rafting. For some it has helped them get their operations back on the water and for others it has helped them present guidelines to their governments and/or health authorities who are in the process

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The Franklin River, Australia’s hidden gem

Tucked away in a quiet corner of Australia is one of the greatest gems of the Australian wilderness The Franklin River. This incredible river is no place for the casual adventurer and represents one of the most remote commercially run rivers in the world. The Franklin is typically run as an 8-10 day expedition where

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