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Guide training at River Valley Rafting NZ 2017-06-07T00:07:09+00:00

River Valley River Guide Skill Training

As far as staff training is concerned, we believe in putting actions to our words.

At regular intervals, our white water raft guides conduct scenario testing. This involves setting up situations, (without clients), where skills and systems are tested and challenged.

River Guides Guides employed at River Valley are as a general rule, highly skilled to begin with. If they are are working here they do not need to be trained to guide a raft!

The aim of our ongoing training is to refine and practice safety skills and techniques.

In addition we recognise that at different river levels, parts of various rapids can have hazards that are not evident at other river levels.

Part of our training is to recognise and develop contingency plans to deal with potential incidents at these locations.

These photos were taken during an early summer training day. The facilitator for the day was Koryn Gould.

The video below was a mid summer training day where the facilitator was Doug Hopkins.

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