The Simplest Self Rescue

So your roll has failed you and now you are treading water beside your boat. Maybe it’s time to try the scramble. The scramble self-rescue must be too obvious, because it often goes untried and unpracticed. The scramble [aka rodeo, cowboy or cowgirl] is exactly what it sounds like: a rescue that has the swimmer climb back on top of their boat and slide back into the cockpit without the aid of any other paddlers or rescue gear…


Scramble copy


This technique feature originally appeared in Adventure Kayak, Early Summer 2007. To learn more self-rescue skills, download our free iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch App or Android App or continue reading here for free.


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