Regardless of skill, running rivers near the limits of one's ability is exhilarating but taxing. There is a random element of risk in even the simplest drops. Accidents are always possible, and river runners must be prepared to deal with them. This book presents the best techniques for self-rescue and rescue of companions on the river. Subjects include, equipment safety, rope-handling skills, swimming rescues, recovering a pinned or runaway boat, and first aid. Exciting case histories are interlaced as sidebars to the running text. Whitewater Rescue Manual is for all whitewater paddlers, beginning to expert.Kayak and canoe paddles are extremely awkward for rescuers to manage. Often the best solution is to pick them up and throw them on shore for later recovery. People with big hands can sometimes paddle easy water holding two paddlesanbsp;...
|Title||:||Whitewater Rescue Manual: New Techniques for Canoeists, Kayakers, and Rafters|
|Author||:||Charles Walbridge, Wayne A. Sundmacher|
|Publisher||:||McGraw Hill Professional - 1995-07-01|