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Can cold water flips have higher risks?

Most of use have experienced the shock to our system as we suddenly plunge into cold water. Now 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…
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2020 White Water of Siberia forum open for applications

Applications for the 2020 White Water of Siberia forum are now being accepted. All questions about registration or the event must be directed to the event organiser.
Getting back into rafting

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…
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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…

What to wear white water rafting

By James Eastwood from Venchas (Adventures) Deciding on what to wear when white water rafting is essential as it provides that safety barrier against injuries as you white-knuckle down the rapids. The right gear can also offer a comfort level…

Guidelines for a safe re-entry into rafting

As parts of the world start easing COVID-19 stay-at-home orders and other restrictions the big question in rafting operators' minds is - how to start getting back onto the river and running trips safely? Properly managed outdoor activities are…

A Boater’s Guide to Carabiners

Carabiners are not only an essential rescue tool on the water, but one of a boater’s most versatile pieces of equipment. From unwrapping boats to attaching equipment to hanging a hammock boaters keep several of these at had at all times. In…

ATTA’s 10 Recovery, Health and Safety Recommendations for Adventure Travel

Gustavo Timo of the Adventure Travel Trade Association (ATTA) feels that "Covid-19 brings unprecedented challenges to the tourism industry and that means the Adventure Travel sector as well. However, Adventure Travel might be better equipped…

Advice on IRF guide training workshops as COVID-19 restrictions are eased

Over the past week several countries have started lifting COVID-19 stay at home orders and other restrictions in a phased way even though the pandemic is far from being over. Re-openings are taking place due to various reasons, while health…