This interactive power point presentation has been designed for you and your partner to work on at the computer center. It involves information from our Rigby story, “Adventure Sports on the Edge,” as well as other information about mountain climbing, BMX racing, and white water rafting. We hope you enjoy this engaging presentation!!
Who is the author? (click on the correct answer)
Read this paragraph about mountain climbing then go to the next slide There are three types of mountain climbing. In the easiest, trail climbing, participants merely hike along trails to the top of a particular mountain. The trails generally are not very steep, and the mountains are relatively small. Rock climbing takes place on steeper slopes and larger mountains. Participants generally have to ascend on hands and feet, employing special equipment that may include thick rubber-soled boots or other special shoes, rope, and steel spikes, known as pitons, that are driven into the rock as an aid to climbing. Ice climbing is generally required only on extremely high mountains whose peaks are above the timber line. Equipment used in ice climbing includes the ice axe and attachable boot spikes, known as crampons, that are used on hard ice or snow.
Read the following information about rafting. Is rafting dangerous? Rafting is thrilling, exciting, wet, wild and unbelievably fun. However, as in all adventure sports, there is a risk involved. That risk contributes to the excitement, and is one of the reasons people enjoy it so much. Our guides are trained to minimize risks, and, statistically, you're safer on a raft than in your car. One state government found in an investigation that the injury rate for whitewater rafting is similar to that for bowling! But still, there is a risk, and you must accept that risk when you go on the river. By the way, the most common injury is sunburn, and most other injuries occur on land, especially getting into and out of the boats.
What is the most common injury during white water rafting?
I can't swim. Can I still go rafting? Everyone on commercial rafting trips wears a coast guard approved buoyancy vest. This will keep you afloat in the event that you find yourself in the river. Many non- swimmers go on rafting trips, and they have a great time. It is more important that you are not afraid of the water.
What must you wear when you go white water rafting?
How fit should I be to go rafting? Is it strenuous? On some rafting trips paddle boats are used. This means that you will have a paddle in your hands, and will be paddling. You should be reasonably healthy, and must be able to fit into the buoyancy vests supplied by the outfitter. Paddling can be tiring, but guides will instruct you on paddling technique. If you're in doubt about your ability to go rafting, or your fitness, check with your doctor before you go.