Stan and Hamish recently completed a week long Wilderness First Responder course in Leavenworth WA. The week long course was hosted by Lucca, Nick and Rocco from Rescue Specialists though Wilderness Medical Associates. This course is a requirement for ALL Water By Nature trip leaders to have, taking into account the settings and countries we take people rafting and kayaking in. In addition to being an in depth 70 hour course, the curriculum bases a great deal of the course around practical drills and rescue scenarios.
Water By Nature plan on running two Wilderness First Responder courses on the Zambezi River in September 2010. The week long courses are perfect for anyone with an interest in Wilderness Medicine. The course will be run by Rescue Specialists through Wilderness Medical Associates.
by Hamish McMaster
Hamish McMaster is the Water By Nature owner. He has spent the past 25 years exploring and playing on the world's great rivers. He still loves nothing more than getting out there and sharing adventures.
Be warned, this is not an e mail to tell you to wash your hands or that we have implemented a policy of hand sanitising (we already do this stuff on trips). Those of you who have travelled with us before will know we have no shortage of loo roll. We even put a square […]
Hamish McMaster gives his verdict on the 3 best short rafting adventures and his 3 favourite longer rafting trips in the world. Some of our guests love the ‘quick fix’ on a river trip. For others, it’s genuinely about spending as many nights as possible on the water, to relax and unwind with the help […]
After doing a number of multiday trips with our kids Holly and Josh, and having taken literally thousands of kids rafting over my quarter century leading trips, here are a few of my tips to make for a perfect family trip both for Mum and Dad, and the kids. Choose an Appropriate Trip: This […]