Originally Posted by Matt J
And anyone with criticism of AVA or the guide that missed the take-out should walk a mile in his booties. Funny, I bet none of you guide commercial rafts.
I've walked many a mile in my own booties coupled with many beers drank out of em too! oh yes I forgot I guide rafts commercially!
missing the takeout is bad bad bad ! (but happens frequently there)worse is not having the backup or shore support (especially on an eddy known for rookie guides missing it)
as most of us (who guide commercially and run harder stuff privately) all know you start with Plan A and usually end up executing plan c, d etc. if plan A goes? wooohooo!
this is a point of learning for many of us who guide commercialy on CC.....
hope Ryan comes out of this OK and more responsible in decision making too! don't know if anyone here who offered truthful info actually had the intentions to bash the company/rescue crew or Ryan????
I know I did not have that intention at all !!!!
and a huge thankyou to the safety kayaker the next day (dumont stretch) for getting that girl out and CCF for doing the rest!! perfect example of how we can work together to save a life!!!!!!!