Archive | Swiftwater Rescue

Grand to Grand Ultra Preparations

We’ve been working hard to prep our new vehicle, “Terra” to work basecamp operations for the Grand to Grand Ultra, a 273 km/170 mile ultra-marathon beginning on the North rim of the Grand Canyon in Arizona and finishing on the Grand Staircase of Escalante. Racers will be largely self-supported for 7 days in the impeccable scenery of Arizona and […]

Kayaker Swim Under a Waterfall

This is an interesting rescue scenario of a kayaker that was unable to break the eddy fence underneath a waterfall, resulting in a swim, complete with rope-work (a vertical up-haul) and communication challenges. Good work taking care of one another. Learn how to take care of your boating brothers and sisters by registering for an […]

“Swim from Hell on Clear Creek Narrows”

We came across this video on youtube, which shows a long swim on Clear Creek near Idahos Springs, CO. The video generated a lot of criticism and some feed-back on YouTube, citing inadequate experience and technique, improper equipment and a few other items. Remember, dress to swim and practice swimming safe rapids each season, including […]

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