A true test of trust – is following your friends / kayaking partners blindly down a river that is slightly above or just at your comfort level of running rapids blind (without scouting or looking at the rapids for yourself).
This past summer I travelled to Norway to share adventures with my friends. How do I know they are my good friends? I trusted them to show me down a rather high run of the Brandseth Elv, just outside of Voss, for my first ever lap on the run. This style of paddling may not be for everyone, but those capable and confident enough are rewarded with a very special experience that cannot be repeated. Cheers to Benjamin Hjort, Jamie and Sam Sutton for showing me the way!