How Fit Do I Need To Be?
A high level of fitness is not required on most of our trips, but the fitter you are the more you will enjoy it. Many of the people who come rafting and kayaking with us do limited exercise, so you do not need to be an athlete! If you are joining one of our climbing/trekking peak trips then it is worth noting that some of these are very difficult trips and are physically demanding, so a good level of fitness is required here. All clients should be aware of the effects of altitude on performance before taking part in these trips.
What If I Get Sick Or Hurt?
Due to the nature of our trips you do often find yourself in remote areas. However all of our staff are trained professionals with many years of experience, and have safety at the forefront of their minds. In the very unlikely event of an accident, at least one guide is a trained E.M.T. (Emergency Medical Technician) and is prepared to deal with all sorts of medical situations. Furthermore all river guides are also trained Swiftwater Rescue Technicians. We carry comprehensive first aid kits so we have the technology to deal with ailments from headaches to bellyaches to general first aid. All river trips where necessary have a satellite telephone so even though you may be in a remote valley, in the unlikely event you get hurt or fall ill we have the ability to evacuate you.
What Kind Of Food Do We Eat?
The guides are true chefs and put me to shame! You’ll be amazed at what can be created over an open fire - Marinated steak, garlic bread, popcorn, spaghetti bolognese, and a variety of fresh salads, pizzas and omelettes - a scrumptious feast! We also make use of ingredients that are produced locally and synonymous with the area that we are exploring. This makes sense as the food will always be fresh and allows you to share in the cultural environment.
I Am A Veggie - Is That A Problem?
No that is absolutely fine! We cater quite happily for a variety of dietary preferences should you be a vegetarian or meat-eater or suffer from any food allergies. You’ll be amazed at what the guides can produce and it is no problem at all.
What Equipment is Provided?
Whitewater Trips: All your paddling kit is included - buoyancy aids, helmets, sprayjacket, wetsuits and spraydecks. For kayakers we have a range of boats from Dagger Redlines to Pyranha 240 Inazones. Please give us a preference and we will do our best to fill your request. Alternatively you are welcome to bring your own boat - just let us know. Tents are included so just bring your bag!
Mountain Bikers: Highly specced and suspended Commencal Bikes are available to rent from aprox £12 per day.
Trekkers/Climbers: All your equipment is provided just bring your personal walking wear.
How Many People Might Be On My Trip?
We prefer to keep our trips on the smaller side allowing us to have less impact on the environment and cultural habitat. It also helps everyone to get to know each other easier. On our kayaking and rafting trips we try to average around 10 people although we can run them with a minimum of 6 people to a maximum of 16.
On our mountain biking trips group size can be from 2 to 12 people.
On our trekking trips, group size can be from 2 to 10 people.
On our climbing trips group size can be from 2 to 6 people.
And If I Want To Come On My Own?
No problem! Many people join us as singles (there are no single supplements) and there is usually an even mix of men and women. Our clients come from all walks of life and getting to know them can sometimes be just as interesting as the trip itself!
Can 'Townies' Come Too?
Even if you have never camped before you will soon find the experience of sleeping under the stars on an expansive white sanded beach, listening to the flow of the river rather soothing and before you know it those withdrawal symptoms of not being on the tube or in rush hour will have gone! Our trips are entirely self sufficient and we provide top quality camping gear, ensuring that you will be as comfortable as possible.
Can We Get A Video Of Our Trip?
We try to shoot video on all trips and this will be available for purchase if you wish.
How Much Extra Money Will I Need?
All our trips are great value. The only money you will need is for the odd meal that is not included in the trip (see trip itinerary for details), any alcohol you consume on the trip, and any personal spending money you wish to part with before or after the trip.
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