As with all adventures actitivites, we have to deal with risks. For us, the security of our clients is the most important. To reduce as much as posible these risks, we have established a management system of safety, validated by the General Society of Security who awarded us the Swiss label: Safety in Adventure.
Our management system is more strict than that required Swiss law and is composed of four axes:
The Rhône is a big volume river. For that we apply international security standards.
We always work with a safety kayaker who attends the trip with the raft. With this system the river conditions are managed at all times.
All our guides are are certified in Switzerland by the Swiss Outdoor Association (SOA) and internationaly. Morover, they are working on the river all the year. Their level of skill is the river equivalent to the mountain guides in the Alps.
They are also certifed Rescue 3 or equivalent with Basic Life Support (BLS) and CPR qualifications.
Valais-Wallis Adventures use material and equipment for clients, adhering to standards and swiss law.
Each year, before the season, an evacuation plan is updated and validated by the Cantonal Rescue Organisation. Our region has a good resue system (ambulances and helicopters)
Every rafting trips has a rescue bag with first aid kit and a written rescue protocol in French and English.
The General Society of Security do a control audit every year and a whole audit every 3 years.
CEO Valais-Wallis Adventures Sàrl, kayak trip leader
Better known as Anne, native of the canton of the Valais, originated from Anniviers, Switzerland. Geologist and crime analyst, she is passionate about kayaking and all the travels she can do with her boat and love to share her adventures! Outdoor sports on the water or in mountains are her favorite. As Hernan’s wife and as Mum, she regularly goes back and forth to Chile
During the winter she is an expert for accidentology and river dangers.
Anne knows a lot of beautiful places and activities you can do in the Valais.
French, English, Spanish and German speaking, don’t hesitate to ask her about her region, if she doesn’t know the answer, she will find it!
Hernan Barria Barrientos
Logistic and operational manager, kayak and rafting trip guide
Borned in Patagonia Chile, Hernan is passionate about wild nature. As a trekking guide first, he followed his career as a rafting guide and has travelled all around the world in a raft or a cataraft.
As an expeditions trip leader, he will make you dream with his stories about Patagonia and other visited countries and rivers.
With his wife Anne, they are the owners of a beautiful place in a valley of Patagonia, where you can spend unforgettable holidays.
Passionate about fly fishing, in love with nature and animals, don’t hesitate to ask him about these subjects!
Hernan is Spanish, Italian, English and French speaking.
Rafting and kayak guide
Nicknammed Kandy from his native city, he was borned and grew up in Sri Lanka. Proud of his country, Kandy has worked for many years on the Kelani his river, and has also worked on some of the biggest rivers in South Africa. A highly talented guide, naturally fun, very skilled and helpful, Kandy is at one with nature and make your trips super fun!
Kandy is English and Shinhala speaking.
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