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by Poke
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help me identify this river
Replies: 6
Views: 346

Re: Help me identify this river

Tees- dog leg?
by Poke
Thu Sep 27, 2018 9:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vid. ...there are no words adequate
Replies: 8
Views: 980

Re: Vid. ...there are no words adequate

Is this another wezzit?
Is it the Allt Gleann a Chaolais?
by Poke
Tue Sep 18, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

If not Scotland, then maybe Norway? Similar climate. Similar water colour?
by Poke
Tue Sep 18, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Water's the wrong colour.
Looks Scottish to me.
No idea where though?
Dubh Lighe as a shot in the dark?
by Poke
Mon Sep 17, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Looks a bit like like one of the rapids early on in Spean Gorge? Next to a ruined pillar from an old bridge?
Though, the only thing that makes me think that's a stupid guess is that an open boat isn't going to be much fun downstream!
by Poke
Wed Sep 05, 2018 9:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

I agree, definitely Verzasca - end of the middle/start of the lower - a little way above the "cave drop".
by Poke
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:59 am
Forum: Dates and Events
Topic: Guil Secret Gorge
Replies: 5
Views: 847

Re: Guil Secret Gorge

As has been said above, the Durance festival was on the Durance – I assume based at the Rab. The Guil gorge is the section below the "barrage de la Maison du Roy" (below the "middle Guil section"). It does get paddled, but many years ago, I heard a group of paddlers were caught in a large release of...
by Poke
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition

Notters wrote:
Thu Aug 23, 2018 10:07 pm
Tim, you must be on ever 10th page I reckon.
haha. Thats good to hear :-)
Not had a chance to get a copy for myself yet, looking forward to having a browse when I eventually do!
by Poke
Thu Aug 16, 2018 1:52 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Pete has the right country (Morocco). Only got one of the four people right though ;-) Was only really after the right country for this one, bit too niche for anyone to get the river, though it's the Dades River if anyone is interested. Amazing destination for a grade 3/4 Easter trip: http://www.pyr...
by Poke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 am
jriddell wrote:
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:14 pm
cooperate profit.
I'd just like to point out that I am not taking any profit from this book in any way.
haha. Missed that :-)
Good job I'm not a proof reader.
by Poke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Image
by Poke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 8
Views: 722

Re: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition

cuts out the wholesalers’ costs and means that your money goes to the fund rather than to cooperate profit . I think you will find that some of this "cooperate profit " was returned to help pay in small part for this new edition just look at the Ads and other contributions. So what comes around som...
by Poke
Tue Aug 07, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Free Gear...Pass it on and support your local Mountain Rescue
Replies: 9
Views: 810

Re: Free Gear...Pass it on and support your local Mountain Rescue

The group is "Outdoor Kit for Charity" or somthing similar. I'm sure it would come up if you searched on FB.
Also seems to be sadly underused :-(
by Poke
Fri Aug 03, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with Emirates
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Flying with Emirates

Turkish were pretty good last time I flew with them. Shouldn't worry about the boat being lost in transit. They're pretty big and obvious so can't go missing easily! I've flown dozens of times and it's only once been the case that there was "no space on the plane" so it got bounced to the flight the...
by Poke
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with Emirates
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Flying with Emirates

Looks like its not weight thats the issue.. Individual items with total dimensions exceeding 300cm (118 inches) cannot be transported as checked baggage, and must be sent as cargo or freight. There are no exceptions to this rule. So, whilst they say they take kayaks, you can only really take playboa...
by Poke
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying with Emirates
Replies: 12
Views: 571

Re: Flying with Emirates

LucyLou19 wrote:
Sun Jul 29, 2018 8:58 am
Excellent experience flying with them to Lusaka
When did you go?
They were great until a couple of years ago, when they changed their policy to the much less kayak friendly one they have now.
by Poke
Tue Jul 31, 2018 1:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

haha. I'm fairly sure I know this one :-) Still pretty niche! Does it start off as a dry riverbed with quite an impressive spring by any chance? Indeed Poke! Quite unusual! Would be fun to try to get on the normally dry upper upper after serious wet weather Looks like Bill beat me to it :-) Agree a...
by Poke
Fri Jul 27, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Myles wrote:
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:59 am
Looks a bit like the Pyrenees, but I'm guessing it's probably not?
Right continent, if I'm right...
by Poke
Fri Jul 27, 2018 9:40 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2741
Views: 120226

Re: Infinity Wezzit

haha. I'm fairly sure I know this one :-)
Still pretty niche!

Does it start off as a dry riverbed with quite an impressive spring by any chance?
by Poke
Sat Jul 14, 2018 7:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: French Alps levels
Replies: 9
Views: 1190

Re: French Alps levels

I got back from the Briancon area last weekend. Everything is now at normal levels for the time of year (perhaps some rivers are still more end of June, than mid July), but nothing is notably high). No inconvenient wood on the popular runs (except maybe some avoidable stuff on the Gyr), though usual...
by Poke
Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1719

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

ion wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm
I would like to paddle with Sam Ellis

ion wrote:
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:58 pm
I want paddle ... on rivers I'm not gripped to death on, ... I don't want to be out of breath on a "no eddys" lap chasing someone less than half my age who might meet the legal definition of "Incapacitated"
haha!
by Poke
Wed Jun 13, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1719

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

If i was to build a directory of the best people to paddle with (not your mates, unless they happen to be as described above) which you could search through to find the coach/paddler and experiences / rivers of your choosing as reconmended by the paddling community, and then rated by the experience...
by Poke
Tue Jun 12, 2018 4:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Who is the most iconic current paddlers
Replies: 26
Views: 1719

Re: Who is the most iconic current paddlers

Who is the most iconic current paddlers? If you could paddle with anyone on any river today (who is still actively paddling) who who you want to go with? They *is* two different questions ;-) The answer to the latter question, would definitely be some combo of mates / wife / family, depending on th...
by Poke
Tue Jun 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lee Valley or Nene Valley
Replies: 10
Views: 758

Re: Lee Valley or Nene Valley

Given the above info about the Nene vs the LV Legacy it sounds like the summary is:
- if you're rafting: Lea Valley Olympic Course
- if you're in duckys: Lea Valley Legacy Course
- If you're kayaking (and are just starting out): Nene
:-)
by Poke
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling-useful webcams for Alpine Rivers
Replies: 5
Views: 885

Re: Paddling-useful webcams for Alpine Rivers

cathalferris wrote:
Sat May 12, 2018 3:16 pm
Briancon region:
L'Argentiere-la-Bessee slalom course http://82.127.30.208/view/viewer_index.shtml?id=764
THis looks like it has functionality to control the camera. Someone was certainly panning around on it when I was looking just now.
Any idea how you log into it?
by Poke
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

What’s more the national river flow archive will have many many more flow records than are available on any telemetry feed website ... Just had a further look. Unfortunately the NRFA appears to only have a single averaged flowrate per 24 hours - which is next to useless to see the daily cycle of hi...
by Poke
Fri Jun 08, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

For instance, whilst rainfall is fairly random (though more in some months) I would be interested to see if snowmelt makes much of a difference to Cairngorm rivers like the Tilt or Feshie, in the same way that it quite predictably does to rivers in the Alps. To answer this question, yes, it can do....
by Poke
Thu Jun 07, 2018 12:34 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?
Replies: 10
Views: 497

Re: flow graphs from SEPA / EA river gauges?

Shoothill's gauge map may be an easier way of finding the same data: http://www.gaugemap.co.uk/