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by Poke
Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Briancon Gorge power plant incident - what would you do?
Replies: 2
Views: 619

Briancon Gorge power plant incident - what would you do?

Saw this video on facebook the other day. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46ItqXkMn8Y Say you find yourself in the situation at about ~30 seconds into the video (i.e. you've not broken out upstream). What do you do... (... and from about 1:15, how do you get your mate out?) No criticism sought of th...
by Poke
Tue Jun 11, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Jumping, tubing etc at Low Force
Replies: 3
Views: 568

Re: Jumping, tubing etc at Low Force

Commercially, I don't think they do low force. Just jump off the cliffs next to it. For wee bro's stag we went up there and had a great time lapping S-bends in tubes. A couple of us ran the U-shaped fall immediately above low force (not particularly recommended - make sure you have a way of hauling ...
by Poke
Wed May 22, 2019 4:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps water levels 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 504

Re: Alps water levels 2019

There's some (not very well calibrated) levels here: https://www.rivermap.ch/map.html#sprache=en&map=g&styled=1&zoom=10&lat=44.79419&lng=6.54876 They'll be using the same dataset as ml1850 suggested, it just gives a bit of extra info in the form of whether the observed level is low/medium/high. Easi...
by Poke
Wed May 22, 2019 4:17 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees Barrage June Closure!
Replies: 10
Views: 877

Re: Tees Barrage June Closure!

This is an interesting silence! Are all of you out there bound like Tees Active by a confidentiality clause about this extended four week 'private booking'? Your first post didn't exactly give people a lot to respond to. Hahaha. My thoughts entirely. Actually, more accurately; my thoughts phrased i...
by Poke
Wed Apr 24, 2019 10:51 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...
Replies: 12
Views: 745

Re: European (And slightly beyond) options from now onwards...

I think that kayaking in Morocco from now would be ambitious. There might just be some water around now, but any later and you'd have to be very lucky. Surf should be excellent though! There is a german guidebook to morocco, though I seem to remember it was even older than frazers notes and a little...
by Poke
Thu Mar 28, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Gave du Pau Guide Book
Replies: 4
Views: 271

Re: Gave du Pau Guide Book

This place is based in france and has most kayaking guidebooks for sale:
https://www.canotier.com/en/products

If you can't find anything browsing, maybe email them and ask?
by Poke
Tue Mar 26, 2019 10:33 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Locator Beacon
Replies: 7
Views: 490

Re: Personal Locator Beacon

Functionality wise, all the real PLBs (as opposed to things like Spot and the Garmin inReach) are basically the same. The only real variation is the size, design of antenna etc Whats the advantage to a "real" PLB, rather than something like the inReach? Whilst I've never used a PLB, I've used an in...
by Poke
Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 13
Views: 1455

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

Adrian Cooper wrote:
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:33 pm
<span class="skimlinks-unlinked">https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-mid ... 7039</span>
He only ran half of it and swam at the bottom.
Doesn't count ;-)
by Poke
Wed Mar 13, 2019 5:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: highest waterfall paddled uk
Replies: 13
Views: 1455

Re: highest waterfall paddled uk

As a starter for ten, I'll suggest: • Scotland: Falls of Clyde • England: High Force (plenty of debate on here in years gone by as to whether it actually has been done, I suspect not, but others claim otherwise) • Wales: Rhaeadr Mawddach - first big one that springs to mind. There's some big ones in...
by Poke
Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 303

Re: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru

When I was in Peru, there were three companies who did trips on the Apurimac and Urubamba. Mayuc, Swiss Raft and another I can't remember the name of. Mayuc were the outfit that I paddled with most and seemed quite well set up. That was a loooong time ago though (2003!) so it could well have all cha...
by Poke
Thu Jan 24, 2019 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Church Beck
Replies: 17
Views: 1161

Re: Church Beck

chicklechives wrote:
Wed Jan 23, 2019 7:10 pm
Pioneered by lakes paddling legend Richard Evans. Certainly ran everything he published.
10p says there's at least one drop on Church Beck that he didn't run :-)
by Poke
Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Do we even need a grading system any more?
Replies: 30
Views: 1541

Re: Do we even need a grading system any more?

1. Most stuff has been paddled. It's pretty moch all been filmed too. Surely a bit of footage is a way better indicator of a river's character than a grade? Because go-pro always gives a reliable indicator of how hard a river is. Much of Aniol’s ridiculous solo Stikine descent looked good to go fro...
by Poke
Thu Jan 03, 2019 9:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Left-handed paddlers
Replies: 29
Views: 1545

Re: Left-handed paddlers

frazerp wrote:
Thu Jan 03, 2019 8:49 am
Personally, I'd suggest giving them both rights to start with.
Yeah, wee bro Dave is a lefty but was pushed down the right handed paddles route. Hasn't affected his paddling at all :-) I'd go with what Frazer is suggesting. Much easier in the long run.
by Poke
Fri Oct 19, 2018 6:38 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Help me identify this river
Replies: 6
Views: 687

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: 1282

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: 2764
Views: 124066

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: 2764
Views: 124066

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: 2764
Views: 124066

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: 2764
Views: 124066

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: 1065

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: 925

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: 2764
Views: 124066

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: 925

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: 2764
Views: 124066

Re: Infinity Wezzit

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by Poke
Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Scottish White Water Guidebook 3rd Edition
Replies: 8
Views: 925

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: 1147

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: 704

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: 704

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...