Don’t panic and enjoy the white-knuckle ride

QUITE THE THRILL: White water rafting has become increasingly popular since the decades immediately after the Second World War. It demands teamwork and initiative to guide the inflatable raft (between three and four metres long) down a river. Picture: Nick Laham/Allsport

It’s my favourite sport,” said Jess.

She was standing on the side of a mountain in the highlands of Scotland, wearing a wetsuit and a lifejacket and a helmet.

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