An analysis of whitewater rafting safety data: risk management for programme organizers

  title={An analysis of whitewater rafting safety data: risk management for programme organizers},
  author={I. Roy Hunter},
  journal={Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning},
  pages={21 - 35}
  • I. Hunter
  • Published 18 June 2007
  • Engineering
  • Journal of Adventure Education and Outdoor Learning
Many outdoor organizations integrate whitewater rafting into their programmes. Often this is accomplished by contracting with a whitewater outfitter. This paper analyses rafting accident data collected by the American Canoe Association in an effort to suggest ways in which programmes can better manage risk while contracting with outfitters for rafting services. The primary conclusion is that there are countless unknown, and even unknowable, hazards associated with the whitewater environment… 

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