Seven days ago some of these trainees didn’t even know how to sit on a raft, let alone push rubber through a rapid. Now, as they near graduation day, they’re reading water, following lines and giving instruction to a boat full of paddlers. Not all of them will become a guide, and some never even intended to, but every student will leave guide school with newfound confidence and leadership skills to use on and off the water.
“When I got here, I would never have believed in a million years that I would be guiding [Hospital Bar Rapid] at the end of this course. I mean, none. That was way beyond what I thought would ever happen.” – Peg Reed, Student
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