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by frazerp
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 27
Views: 1010

Re: Left-handed paddlers

I'm a lefty. I've always paddled rights and never had a problem. A friend of mine is a righty who has always paddled with lefts (they were available when he started, he says he wishes he hadn't because he can't just grab most other paddles). My splits are drilled so they can assemble 60degree right ...
by frazerp
Sat Nov 17, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 28
Views: 1527

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

Somehow decided our 1:200,000 map of the country was good enough and put on an interesting looking section at the only bridge. A few km later river disappeared under boulders as it dropped down a cliff. A bit of a hike delayed us and we eventually hit the damsite and decided to bail as it was gettin...
by frazerp
Wed Nov 14, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your best cock-up (not carnage)
Replies: 28
Views: 1527

Re: Your best cock-up (not carnage)

Had a relaxed start to the day and put on our chosen wilderness run a little late. Agreed with our driver to meet in the next town downriver and that if it got dark we'd simply bail onto the riverside railway and walk out... A few hours later, when it inevitably got dark, we began our trudge along s...
by frazerp
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A question about the Soca Siphon Canyon, and who should do it.
Replies: 26
Views: 1332

Re: A question about the Soca Siphon Canyon, and who should do it.

OK, I'll bite. No club I've ever been involved with would allow someone with this hypothetical attitude anywhere near a leadership role. On any water. It just isn't worth the risk. Obviously, if a group of friends chose to paddle together as a group of friends (I.e. Not as part of a club sponsored a...
by frazerp
Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

That looks like early on the Ubaye gorge, with the steep scree slopes up to the road in the background.
by frazerp
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Blackwater?
by frazerp
Wed Jun 27, 2018 7:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Correct.
by frazerp
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Nope. Bhote kosi warmer.
by frazerp
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Getting closer.
by frazerp
Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Right country, wrong river. The first picture was the put-in.
by frazerp
Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Further down the same river in case anyone needs a hint...

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by frazerp
Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

How about this one? Back when boaters drew a crowd...

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by frazerp
Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Easan Dubha?
by frazerp
Thu Jun 21, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

The Orchy?
by frazerp
Wed May 02, 2018 5:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Sanna it is. 88 I think.

Frazer
by frazerp
Wed May 02, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Bonus points for the year...

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Frazer
by frazerp
Wed May 02, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Looks a bit like the Allen.

Frazer
by frazerp
Sat Mar 10, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 123171

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Base of High Force?
by frazerp
Mon Oct 09, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: China
Replies: 3
Views: 598

Re: China

Yes. Lhasa and then overland out to Chengdu with a team of 6. We used Windhorse for permits: http://www.windhorsetibet.com/about-us/ they were excellent.

Frazer
by frazerp
Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tara river in Bosnia and Montenegro
Replies: 2
Views: 536

Re: Tara river in Bosnia and Montenegro

The Tara is indeed a really great 2-3 wilderness trip. Check out the Tara Kayak Festival this September: http://www.tara-grab.com/

Flights are probably simplest direct to Montenegro (Manchester to Tivat).

Frazer
by frazerp
Fri Jul 21, 2017 8:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Faff
Replies: 19
Views: 1663

Re: Faff

When, several hours into a river trip, the only paddler who has run the section before quietly announces they aren't sure where the takeout was and you arrive at a confluence with another river you're sure you weren't expecting.

..and it starts gently snowing.
by frazerp
Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:46 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mind games (by proxy!)
Replies: 13
Views: 1277

Re: Mind games (by proxy!)

OK, I'll play. a) Principally I'd talk to them. Then pull in a second and drop the affected paddler in between us. Make it clear we're there and watching but generally things are OK. Be reassuring and encouraging. Kayaking is a team activity after all plus this type of confidence loss is a completel...
by frazerp
Thu Aug 04, 2016 3:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: When you are cruising a Welsh classic river...
Replies: 21
Views: 1912

Re: When you are cruising a Welsh classic river...

...that you are somehow downstream of the takeout
by frazerp
Thu Apr 07, 2016 12:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who knows anything about Iceland?
Replies: 6
Views: 971

Re: Who knows anything about Iceland?

I've been there (with a boat and run the Hvita, upstream if I recall correctly). We didn't look at the falls with a view to running them so I can't comment on the line. They looked pretty heinious but we had a fair bit of water. Some photos here: http://www.thepoly.co.uk/kayak/iceland/hvita.html Fra...
by frazerp
Mon Dec 14, 2015 2:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to store crutches
Replies: 16
Views: 1838

Re: Where to store crutches

Could you change your seat? I've seen split blades carried down the sides of a seat. Pretty solid and keeps the weight central too. Plus you can get good length pieces in as you have the full cockpit hole for access.

Frazer
by frazerp
Mon Nov 02, 2015 10:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tyne Tour?
Replies: 14
Views: 2083

Re: Tyne Tour?

Having run Warden gorge many times, while it is possible to hack up to the disued railway from the top of the gorge (river left) and then back down to the bottom it isn't particularly advisable in either direction ("Private Notice" rock at the top is called that because of the sign it bears). At riv...
by frazerp
Tue Oct 22, 2013 10:36 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Chain
Replies: 107
Views: 12484

Re: The Chain

The last photo is of Jim Wallis. Here is a recipe: * 750g beef mince * 1 egg * 1 onion, peeled and chopped * 1 cup dried bread crumbs * salt and pepper to taste * 1 1/2 tablespoons mustard * 1/2 cup tomato sauce * 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce http://aucdn.ar-cdn.com/recipes/xlarge/b82a7572-431d...
by frazerp
Fri Apr 26, 2013 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dave Allardice sad news.
Replies: 5
Views: 4603

Re: Dave Allardice sad news.

Top bloke indeed. He gave us a chance when we were starting out boating (even though we were clearly hopeless) and took us along as "raft support" on one of his trips (the Bhote Kosi I think, in 1991). Solid, unflappable and great company on and off the river.

Condolences and a wee dram,
Frazer
by frazerp
Fri Mar 01, 2013 10:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bringing a kayak on airlines that don't allow kayaks.
Replies: 7
Views: 992

Re: Bringing a kayak on airlines that don't allow kayaks.

Apologies for this being way out of date, but lots of general ideas and tips here;
http://www.thepoly.co.uk/flying_kayaks.html

Don't trust the airline specific info anymore.

Frazer