Take Me To The Rapids For Some White Water Rafting

 By: Robert MacLaren
White water rafting is a thrill seekers sport that nearly anyone can do, and it's also a great activity for teams.. You may imagine screaming down a river is for the certified but dread ye not, it's actually a good deal safer than it appears.

Booking a rafting trip with a professional experienced, white water rafting company assures high standards of equipment and safety. They use reliable stiff inflatable boats (known as rafts) and issue crash helmets and life jackets for you. Training is also important and your instructor demonstrates the essentials of how to stay safe before you get in the raft, and remains with your for the whole trip.

The level of difficulty changes depending on the river, and there's a big difference between white water rafting on a weaving, watercourse, and tackling a fierce, buffeting torrent. There are established grades for white water rafting rivers all over the world, ranging from 1 which is easy, to 5 which is extremely challenging. (There's actually another grade above these which is reckoned to be unrunnable.) A River's water level will also impact the level of difficulty, so you should always check with the activity organisers about the suitability of the conditions. When river levels are low, if it's been dry for a while for example, a river will course quicker, and more rocks will be on show, which affect speed and navigation. When rivers are high, they incline to slow down and have less obstructions. The idea is to have an experience, so ensure that you'll have an decent challenge, but not enough to frighten you!

White water rafting is very much a team activity, and this is another reason why it can be so much fun. It's ideal for a group of friends, or a group of workmates looking to relish a day out and participate in a thrilling day out. With everyone paddling like fury, directing the raft away from rocks, working together and splashing water everywhere, you will have the best experience possible.

Spending time whooshing down a river with your workmates will do wonders for team bonding, especially when some may be shy, or untalkative beforehand. For the same reason, white water rafting is perfect for hen or stag groups when guys and gals who haven't met before meet. By the end of a day on the river, everyone will be abuzz with excitement and absolutely knackered!
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