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by Patrick Clissold
Wed Jan 02, 2019 9:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Perth - New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 615

Re: River Perth - New Zealand

Excellent place to go for a honeymoon! The Perth is the next valley from the Whateroa and one flows into the other. The West Coast is a breath taking spot in an already breath taking country. One word of warning, take bug spray, sand flies tend to be quite mean on that side of the mountains. An I3 w...
by Patrick Clissold
Tue Jan 01, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Perth - New Zealand
Replies: 5
Views: 615

River Perth - New Zealand

I'm actually back in Wales looking at some very low and cold rivers over Christmas, however back at home in NZ the season is very much producing the goods. This is a short video from the river Perth on the West Coast. One of the more involved rivers I've done since moving over there, but one of the ...
by Patrick Clissold
Mon Apr 16, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kaituna Lower Gorges
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Re: Kaituna Lower Gorges

Mark, Gnarly gorge is just as you described and is inbetween Awesome and Smokey. Most portage it (as we did that day) and yes it does contain a blind 30 footer and some awful lumps of wood as well as rapids that ramp up another grade to the above video. I'll pass on that!
by Patrick Clissold
Mon Apr 16, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kaituna Lower Gorges
Replies: 2
Views: 540

Kaituna Lower Gorges

Any of you who have been over here in NZ might have paddled this. I finally got into the Kaituna lower gorges last weekend and it has some of the most incredible tight gorges combined with great white water:

by Patrick Clissold
Mon Oct 23, 2017 3:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Re: Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

Jerry, as Mike said, that is the guidebook to NZ however there is a lot of stuff not in it. There is an online guide here: http://rivers.org.nz/nz PM me if you are coming out, I can give you a hand and point you in the right direction if you want. I'm based in Auckland, however I might be heading do...
by Patrick Clissold
Wed Oct 11, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ
Replies: 5
Views: 1104

Some scary sumps but great white water in NZ

Discovered some crazy geology on the Tarawera out here in NZ. Whole river sumps underground to emerge in the middle of an enormous cliff. Some great white water though.

by Patrick Clissold
Thu Jun 22, 2017 1:24 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Re: Kayak Hunting

The Motu was great, however I recommend doing it in summer with a tad more water. And take raft support to carry out the deer!
by Patrick Clissold
Sun Jun 18, 2017 7:14 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak Hunting
Replies: 2
Views: 723

Kayak Hunting

Not sure how much it would be possible in the UK, but kayaking hunting has been surprisingly successful over here in NZ. I reckon some parts of Scotland it might be possible:

by Patrick Clissold
Mon May 22, 2017 6:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Island White Water: Ep3 - Wairoa
Replies: 3
Views: 565

Re: North Island White Water: Ep3 - Wairoa

I've seen that done, it is a tighter line than it looks. Glad you enjoyed the river. Unfortunately there are no more releases until spring in November, but a lot of the rain fed runs are coming in at the moment.
by Patrick Clissold
Fri May 12, 2017 9:37 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Island White Water: Ep3 - Wairoa
Replies: 3
Views: 565

North Island White Water: Ep3 - Wairoa

I'm still trying to convince people to come out and visit NZ. Here's another reason:

by Patrick Clissold
Wed May 03, 2017 9:02 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: North Island White Water: Ep2
Replies: 0
Views: 411

North Island White Water: Ep2

Episode two at a look at the North's Island White Water in NZ:

by Patrick Clissold
Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mohaka
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Re: Mohaka

Gwynfor,

We wimped out of that section with the flows we had, all concerned thought it might be a bit high and pretty isolated. I can't wait to try it at some reasonable levels.

Looks like I need to get a drone for some really good footage!
by Patrick Clissold
Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mohaka
Replies: 2
Views: 465

Mohaka

Another good reason to come and visit NZ for your hols!

by Patrick Clissold
Sun Apr 09, 2017 5:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Corsica
Replies: 3
Views: 728

Corsica

As the snow melts and the Corsica season comes in, I found myself missing Europe for the first time since moving away. I found a load of footage from a few years ago and put together a video for people to get fired up for this years season.

by Patrick Clissold
Sat Dec 05, 2015 9:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lady Falls; Afon Pyrddin.
Replies: 28
Views: 4919

Re: Lady Falls; Afon Pyrddin.

I don't know how this has re-surfaced, but I asked the initial question way before I co-authored the Welsh Rivers, probably in research for it.
by Patrick Clissold
Sun Aug 09, 2015 9:56 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Otters & Incas
Replies: 0
Views: 629

Otters & Incas

Here is a short video from a recent trip to Peru: [vimeo]https://vimeo.com/135806852[/vimeo] I highly recommend it as a adventurous kayak destination for a range of abilities. Getting boats there can be tough but chat to Paul Cripps at Amazonas Adventures and he can point in the right direction and ...
by Patrick Clissold
Tue Jul 21, 2015 7:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Dagger Nomad 8.1
Replies: 3
Views: 674

Re: For Sale: Dagger Nomad 8.1

Still for sale.
by Patrick Clissold
Tue Jul 21, 2015 6:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Dagger Nomad 8.5
Replies: 2
Views: 528

Re: For Sale: Dagger Nomad 8.5

Still for sale.
by Patrick Clissold
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Dagger Nomad 8.5
Replies: 2
Views: 528

For Sale: Dagger Nomad 8.5

Dagger Nomad, 2 years old, new outfitting. Good condition, slight dent in the nose. https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xat1/v/t1.0-9/11403487_10100387085721135_3932348308848507045_n.jpg?oh=397de0e8114bd31e1e71166b653c86b8&oe=55EAF6A3 https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xap1/v/l/t1...
by Patrick Clissold
Mon Jun 29, 2015 5:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: For Sale: Dagger Nomad 8.1
Replies: 3
Views: 674

For Sale: Dagger Nomad 8.1

Used Dagger Nomad 8.1, old style outfitting. Used but in perfect working order, see photos: https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xpt1/v/t1.0-9/11709717_10100387085406765_428082827116842270_n.jpg?oh=4d403f255b35b340896b329b2dd45801&oe=5615544D https://scontent-lhr3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xtf1...
by Patrick Clissold
Wed Apr 29, 2015 11:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal and the Thule Bheri
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Re: Nepal and the Thule Bheri

Humla and the Thule Bheri are two of the best rivers I have ever done. I can't recommend them enough. Here is Jake's video of our Humla trip back in 2013:

by Patrick Clissold
Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal and the Thule Bheri
Replies: 11
Views: 2121

Nepal and the Thule Bheri

Nepal is a wonderful place, and its economy relies a lot on tourism. One of the best ways to help their economy following this dreadful earthquake is to go there. Here is a reason I keep on going back over and over again, I can't recommend it enough:

by Patrick Clissold
Sun Mar 01, 2015 8:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying Kayaks to Peru
Replies: 1
Views: 544

Flying Kayaks to Peru

Has anyone here had experience of flying kayaks to Peru?

Patrick
by Patrick Clissold
Fri Feb 27, 2015 9:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha Jed, Large
Replies: 1
Views: 466

Re: FS: Pyranha Jed, Large

Still for sale,

pm me or email pclissold@gmail.com
by Patrick Clissold
Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: FS: Pyranha Jed, Large
Replies: 1
Views: 466

FS: Pyranha Jed, Large

For sale Pyranha Jed, Large, good condition. Location Dorset. £450 ono. Patrick https://scontent-b-lhr.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-xfp1/v/t1.0-9/p417x417/10801751_10100307297726915_5160347759260144161_n.jpg?oh=997b848f41115f7d1ef96590e3569d55&oe=554B54CA https://fbcdn-sphotos-b-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xp...
by Patrick Clissold
Wed Jan 28, 2015 2:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blingy Gear
Replies: 22
Views: 2882

Re: Blingy Gear

We get fleeced for Kokotat in the UK. I managed to get round it by getting the full spec Gore Tex one via Canada. This came to £550 rather than £1000! Have you looked at the cost of importing one of the suits ? once you look at the import tax and what not its very close to what they are charging us...
by Patrick Clissold
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tsarap/ Zanskar landslide
Replies: 7
Views: 2433

Re: Tsarap/ Zanskar landslide

It's probably talking about the waterfalls that fall from the side of the canyon walls.

Name me one paper that is acurate Dave!
by Patrick Clissold
Wed Jan 28, 2015 8:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Blingy Gear
Replies: 22
Views: 2882

Re: Blingy Gear

We get fleeced for Kokotat in the UK. I managed to get round it by getting the full spec Gore Tex one via Canada. This came to £550 rather than £1000!
by Patrick Clissold
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 5.10 Grading system
Replies: 17
Views: 1590

5.10 Grading system

I recently saw an paddlign article from the US about a grading system they were using, which is basically borrowed from the Yosemite Climbing grading system. Grade 1-4 is the same as we know it, but there has always been a wide band of what exaclty grade 5 is. In effect if grade 6 is 'unavigable' th...
by Patrick Clissold
Thu Dec 18, 2014 8:18 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low water Nepal
Replies: 17
Views: 2427

Re: Low water Nepal

Joe,

You have to do the Humla. Lower water the better. Here is our video from last year, although levels were a bit high in this:



I'm heading to the Thule Bheri in March, which is supposed to be good for low levels.