I am Anu Shrestha, working as a rafting guide since 2008. I have been involved many times in different white water challenges as well. In 2017 International rafting federation brought judge training to Nepal. I was the only woman who did training with 32 men guides. I was very grateful to IRF for giving us training as an internationally certified general judge.
Since then, I have volunteered as a judge at every national rafting championship. Unfortunately, so sad that we never had a women’s rafting team in the competition. For many years I have been thinking about how to build a women’s rafting team and, at the same time, want how to inspire more females to join the water sport.
One day I decided to start anyway. I started with funding to begin the rafting education training. I am thankful to all my friends and family who believed in me and directly and indirectly supported the project. This way, able to open Project Lifetrek (Women Outdoor Education Nepal). I still need more help with the training because I don’t have any gear. I contact many rating companies for gear support and am happy to hear a positive response. I called four girls who had already guided and chose four new for the training.