A long-time Wet Planet guide, Giani’s distinguished whitewater career began in New York on the Upper Hudson Gorge in 1995, when he was the youngest licensed guide on the river for the next 3 years. He has also guided on the Sacandaga and Lower Moose rivers. Giani headed to West Virginia in 2000 and has been working on the Upper and Lower Gauley ever since. He expanded his West Virginia river repertoire in 2001 when he began guiding the New River as well.
Giani doesn’t just experience the river from a Wet Planet raft, he also owns his very own raft named Mr. Blue, which he has taken on over 40 different rivers! He also has a few raft first descents in New York. Giani’s professional rafting career is quite impressive!
Off-river, Giani has hiked the Appalachian Trail northbound in the winter (is he crazy or what?!) He also holds a degree in history.
He commercially guides all of the rivers that Wet Planet offers (such as the White Salmon, Klickitat, Wind, Hood, and Farmlands runs) and has been a trip leader since 2009. He also leads our annual raft guide school and assists with our swift water rescue courses. He is Outdoor Emergency Care and CPR certified.
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