Safety is one of our main priorities at GRG’s Adventure Kayaking, and as such we always like to keep our training fresh and up to date. All our guides have their necessary qualifications including certification from Rescue 3 International and the International Rafting Federation.
Back in December we were joined by Robin from Mountain River Crag who gave all our guys the opportunity to complete an intensive Wilderness First Aid training. We jumped at this opportunity and trained every single member of our staff (even Buttons our dog came along!) The course was specifically designed for whitewater safety and rescue. Ideal for our industry.
Over two days at our camp, Gurung Valley, on the Trisuli river, Robin provided valuable whitewater specific first aid training. It was great to have a course specifically tailored to the whitewater industry. We have to say, it was some of the best first aid training we have ever received and even our most experienced guides felt it was valuable. Well done Robin!
Robin provided a nice balance between theory and practical sessions and kept the staff engaged.
In Nepal, there are no laws about what qualifications rafting guides need, so it is up to the individual companies what training they provide for their guides. As training is very costly (especially when you have over 30 guides working for you!) many companies do not bother. At GRG (and thankfully several other reputable companies), we think this training is vital and encourage all our guides to train and develop their skills as much as possible. We think it makes them better guides and makes GRG a better company keeping you all safer on your expeditions with us.
We hope to see more and more professional raft guide training in Nepal in the future.
All our guides received their certification and we look forward to welcoming Robin back again when they need to be re-certified.
Huge thanks to Robin for giving us this opportunity.