thats really laughable. 90% of heli ski trips dont get past anything tougher than a blue run. all the heli action we see in movies, all the extreme skiing, is maybe 10% or 15% of the total number of heli ski trips given ever year.
i think this article is just another re-inforcement of people underestimating the dangers of whitewater. people thinking rafting is a disneyland ride where everyone is safe and if you fall out they just turn it off for a minute.
granted, ive had more injuries skiing than kayaking, but i was skiing at a local resort, not dropping 5 large to go on a helicopter....
"Don't f$&@ing eddy out, just run it! Whaddya doin??" -LMyers