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by Ian W
Wed Jan 30, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 1341

Re: Church Beck

I've paddled 'most' of Church Beck at various water levels a few times. The first fall after the flat section leading down from the Copper mines (where there is now a hydro scheme) was a nice little rapid (pics in the NW guide show me in my Spud back in the day). The section from here down to Miner'...
by Ian W
Fri Sep 21, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drying room ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Re: Drying room ideas?

Thanks for the ideas - at this rate it's going to be posher than the actual bathroom!!
by Ian W
Wed Sep 19, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drying room ideas?
Replies: 11
Views: 837

Drying room ideas?

If the purchase of a new house goes ahead, we might have the possibility to create something I have always dreamed of - a drying room!!! There is an old downstairs toilet that is surplus to requirements and I want to try to make it into a drying room/utility area. When the room isn't drying importan...
by Ian W
Thu Dec 22, 2016 8:15 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER SPRINT (Near S Bends to River Kent Confluence)
Replies: 36
Views: 11873

Re: RIVER SPRINT (Near S Bends to River Kent Confluence)

The Sprint Bridge has reopened after the Dec floods last year but as a result of the works it looks like we have lost the normal parking area near the bridge (it is currently a very deep muddy mess). There might be some small areas to park near the bridge and maybe they might sort the mud patch but ...
by Ian W
Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:24 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost - Liquidlogic Stomper on Leven
Replies: 4
Views: 1969

Re: Lost - Liquidlogic Stomper on Leven

Did you try to look in to the tunnel under the hotel?
Might be paddling Leven tomorrow, so could have a look?
by Ian W
Mon Nov 09, 2015 9:40 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER TROUTBECK
Replies: 27
Views: 9248

Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Paddled river today at a very high level, still a river wide tree not far downstream from get in but can be paddled over or round. Quite a few other trees but the significant ones include a thin one just upstream of the pipeline bridge (bottom of the gorge) - this can be paddled through (i.e it flex...
by Ian W
Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:16 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking on TV tonight
Replies: 2
Views: 1329

Kayaking on TV tonight

Paul Rose's excellent Pennine Way series features him on the Tees with Clare O'Hara in a double. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b05rcysn 7.30pm BBC1 Having worked with Paul and even taken him kayaking, I know that what he lacks in skill he will make up with unwavering enthusiasm! The previous episo...
by Ian W
Sat Dec 20, 2014 9:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WHITEWATER INJURIES?
Replies: 5
Views: 1377

Re: WHITEWATER INJURIES?

'Non fatal submersion' occurs fairly regularly when I paddle- not sure I'd class it as an injury though?!
I think because the questions are too open you might want to ask for people to answer on just one incident- e.g 'what is the most serious injury you have encountered' .
by Ian W
Fri Dec 19, 2014 11:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dopes on ropes
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Re: Dopes on ropes

I too am a fan of a well planned and executed live bait but I would want to be sure the rescuer was a) aiming to get hold of me b) not try to hold my boat upside down to prevent any attempt at a roll c) not hold me in a position to get sucked back into the hole d) not endanger other people (includin...
by Ian W
Thu Dec 18, 2014 6:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dopes on ropes
Replies: 5
Views: 1270

Dopes on ropes



They all seem pretty keen on live bait rescues on this video and whilst it is easy to be an arm chair critic I would say a little bit eager to jump in and 'save' their buddies?
by Ian W
Thu Oct 23, 2014 10:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Re: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay

When the water's a few inches over the road lay-by at the put in. That's "huge". [And a stupid level to solo]. All washed out at that level? ;-) I don't think the Troutbeck gets much harder at really high flows, some rapids do wash out a bit but others get quite large wave trains on. The risk is al...
by Ian W
Thu Oct 23, 2014 9:57 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Re: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay

So I've uploaded some photos here (hopefully you can see them) - with a few comments on; https://www.facebook.com/ian.wilson.583/media_set?set=a.10205015498973317.1073741836.1417548113&type=1 I thing that the gauge would have been on about 0.87 when we got on at 11am and the river was dropping off. ...
by Ian W
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:16 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER TROUTBECK
Replies: 27
Views: 9248

Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Paddled today (21/10/14). There is a river wide tree after about 200yds from the get in, this would be quite nasty if you tried to paddle over it at medium levels but fairly easily avoided (paddling) on river left. There are 2 more trees lower down (after the Gorge) but neither are more than half ri...
by Ian W
Tue Oct 21, 2014 10:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Re: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay

Always a bit arbitrary but I think that the level we did it at today was higher than the lower of your two vids - in that a few more rocks were covered. I guess that your first vid I would describe as high. I have a few pics, so will post these and try to relate them to the gauge. To note there are ...
by Ian W
Tue Oct 21, 2014 7:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Re: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay

Had a good run on the Troutbeck this morning at best described as a medium level but as yet the gauge has not updated since 5am, which is a bit of a pain for getting accurate levels for paddling (especially as I imagine they are feeding data all the time). So will let you know when it is updated.
by Ian W
Mon Oct 20, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Re: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay

How exciting!!
I will start the calibration asap - hopefully tomorrow if the forecast rain comes!
by Ian W
Sat Oct 18, 2014 7:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay
Replies: 18
Views: 1687

Gauges for Troutbeck and Rothay

Came across some gauges quoted for Troutbeck and Rothay (and a few others) on the Farson Digital site.
http://farsondigitalwatercams.com/locations/calgarth

First time I have seen them, has anyone used them?

Could be worth linking in to Rainchasers if they are reliable.

I will keep an eye on them.
by Ian W
Fri Oct 10, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Resoect the old school.
Replies: 8
Views: 1305

Re: Resoect the old school.

I think the swimmer is holding a camera rather than a throw line. Nice vid but defo not Old school.
by Ian W
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lifeproof warranty returns
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

Re: Lifeproof warranty returns

Two replacements for my fre case. First one was because I'd damaged one of the microphone membranes. Emailed them explaining this. New case in the post next day. Second one was because some of rubber around the screen was peeling off. New case by FedEx about two days later. As long as it's a genuin...
by Ian W
Sun Aug 31, 2014 7:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lifeproof warranty returns
Replies: 5
Views: 2092

Lifeproof warranty returns

Hi Has anyone had experience of returning iPhone cases to Lifeproof for repair/replacement? I have a iPhone 4 case that is just over 12months old (bought via OutdoorGB), only had regular/light use and a section of the corner rubber has split. Wondered if it was worth trying to get it replaced or jus...
by Ian W
Thu Jan 02, 2014 4:40 pm
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: RIVER TROUTBECK
Replies: 27
Views: 9248

Re: RIVER TROUTBECK

Hi
Has anyone paddled the Troutbeck recently to give any info on trees, hopefully paddling it tomorrow levels allowing.
Cheers
Ian
by Ian W
Tue Nov 05, 2013 12:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Beijing Shunyi Olympic Whitewater Slalom Course
Replies: 0
Views: 450

Beijing Shunyi Olympic Whitewater Slalom Course

Bit of a long shot but has anyone paddled here? I am 'in the area' and have the weekend off and wondered if it was worth a visit, I would need to hire all kit. Or is it worth a visit just to see? (Don't worry I am also going to see some of the more traditional sites like the Great Wall, Forbidden ci...
by Ian W
Thu Oct 31, 2013 1:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety staff for Manchester Event 9th Nov.
Replies: 0
Views: 302

Safety staff for Manchester Event 9th Nov.

We need a few more safety staff for the Men’s Health Survival event on Saturday 9th Nov in Manchester. http://www.mhsurvival.co.uk/manchester-2/ The role is bank based safety for runners crossing the canal. (See video at around .53 seconds for an example). Timings 08.00am – 15.00hrs Rate £85 Min req...
by Ian W
Tue Oct 29, 2013 3:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue on River Kent
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: Rescue on River Kent

Sorry to cause offence, was not my intention. You are absolutely correct that only those that were there can comment and it sounds like your mates did a great job in the situation you described. I think I was just surprised by the size of the call out for what sounded like a walking wounded (albeit ...
by Ian W
Tue Oct 29, 2013 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rescue on River Kent
Replies: 7
Views: 1282

Re: Rescue on River Kent

Why could the rest of the team they were paddling with not help them out? Seems a bit OTT to be using so much rescue resource and risking injuries to rescue staff?
by Ian W
Tue Sep 24, 2013 5:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Safety Kayaker Cardiff this Sunday 29th
Replies: 0
Views: 440

Safety Kayaker Cardiff this Sunday 29th

Hi We are looking for a safety kayaker to cover runners on a water element on Men’s Health Survival of the Fittest in Cardiff this Sunday 29th September. http://www.mhsurvival.co.uk/cardiff/ (see the video at .59 secs to see what the role is). Timings will be from 09.30am until 02.30pm (latest). Wil...
by Ian W
Thu Aug 01, 2013 9:03 am
Forum: England - Northwest
Topic: HELP Accommodation for large Uni group in South Lakes needed
Replies: 4
Views: 2168

Re: HELP Accommodation for large Uni group in South Lakes ne

Not sure what they would say is the capacity but there is the Pavillion in Staveley.
http://www.staveley-village-hall.org.uk ... vilion.htm
by Ian W
Wed Nov 21, 2012 8:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddle float rolling aid.
Replies: 5
Views: 712

Paddle float rolling aid.

Not sure if this will take off, at least it should reduce the chances of losing your paddle!



I think it would actually make most rolling harder but perhaps let you get worked for a bit longer before you bail?