When considering booking adventure activities we all feel extremely healthy, fit, young, majestic, good looking and epic. Of course we can do it. No doubt about it! After all, we practice stuff like lying on a sofa and napping quite often, right?
On the other hand, you might have a desk job. Sitting hours and hours behind a computer brings some unwanted consequences. Or your lifestyle is regularly taking you to dinner parties with lavish assortment of delicious food and rainbow cocktails. Perhaps you suffered a nasty hand fracture a few years ago. Many medical conditions are not problematic on every day bases. However, they might be problematic when participating in adventure sports.
Let us know
The most important thing you can do is to let us know about it. Allergies to bees, asthma, or an old injury can trigger a rescue situation and can ruin an otherwise enjoyable trip. Don’t worry that we are going to be surprised; we have seen and heard it all. There is no room for embarrassment when your safety is on the line. It is our responsibility to craft a rafting trip that is suitable for you. But it’s impossible for us to do that if we aren’t well-informed of any medical conditions.
So, let’s go thru some different scenarios.
You can’t go
I’m sorry, but you cannot join any of the sports activities if you are
- under the influence of alcohol and drugs
- physically or mentally disabled
- blind (you have to be able to see at least something)
Consult with the office staff
You might be able to join us, but please consult with the office staff if you
- are non swimmer
- are younger than the required age
- weight over 110kg
- are deaf (you must be able to hear guides comands)
- suffered any injuries in the past 5 years (bone fractures, dislocated joints,…)
- had a surgery in the past 5 years
- have a heart condition
- have spine condition, back problem, back pain (especially spinal discs problems)
- have asthma, epilepsy or diabetes
- have hemophilia
- are allergic to bees or wasps
- have any other medical condition not mentioned above
If you need to take some medicine on the river or in the canyon with you, the guides will be happy to save them in their first aid kit. Don’t worry the box is waterproof.
All our guides are certified whitewater rescuers and have a wide variety of guiding experience on the Soča river and on the other rivers around the world. All of our whitewater rafting trips are equipped with first aid kits and river rescue equipment. So please let our guides know so they are fully informed and provide you with the safest and greatest rafting / canyoning / kayaking / canoeing trip.