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by KenHy
Fri Mar 15, 2019 9:00 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru
Replies: 5
Views: 438

Re: Kayaking/Rafting near Cusco, Peru

I kayaked with Mayuc in 2014. They rented me all the gear and I tagged along with a rafting trip. Did a cruisey section of the Urubamba one day to show I could actually paddle. Following day went along with their 2 or 3 day trip (can't actually remember how many nights on the river!) on the Apurimac...
by KenHy
Sat Aug 10, 2013 5:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Strava?
Replies: 23
Views: 4055

Re: Strava?

Why are there so many uphill bits on those segments? - Roy Gorge has 16m uphill bit!
by KenHy
Fri Jun 21, 2013 9:30 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15332

Re: Alps conditions

Left Briancon area yesterday cause thunderstorms had sent levels from very high to a bit silly. In Val Sesia now and everything is running at perfect medium to high levels. Good option for a group solid on grade 4 stuff. Lower sesia gives a good 2/3 option and middle sesia a 3/4 option (with portage...
by KenHy
Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps conditions
Replies: 76
Views: 15332

Re: Alps conditions

How far is the Germensca from Briancon? Anyone got google map points for the put on and take out?

Arriving out this day next week. Hope levels will be good. Will be my 5th time in the area and still haven't done any of the Guil! always been either too high or too low!
by KenHy
Fri May 31, 2013 4:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia / Soca levels and weather.
Replies: 4
Views: 1278

Re: Slovenia / Soca levels and weather.

Gauge -> http://www.sloveniarafting.si/en/idrometri-on-line.aspx Current level of 50 cumecs is a good High level - nothing scary big though. For weather I've always found http://www.accuweather.com/en/si/bovec/297300/weather-forecast/297300 fairly reliable for the region (within 2-3 days time frame,...
by KenHy
Thu May 16, 2013 8:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Italian Levels 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4751

Re: Italian Levels 2013

Anyone got any suggestions on what can be done with these levels? Going to have a look at the upper gronda in the morning.
Where are the strona and cerva and how do we figure out which sections to paddle? Anything else worth looking at?
by KenHy
Thu May 09, 2013 4:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Italian Levels 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4751

Re: Italian Levels 2013

Sweet - cheers, can't wait. Hopefully that rain doesn't melt too much snow!
by KenHy
Thu May 09, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Italian Levels 2013
Replies: 35
Views: 4751

Re: Italian Levels 2013

Anyone know levels out there yet? arriving out on saturday. Gauge saying 0.8 for Sessia at Campertogno and indicating thats a good level? Anyone know about the tribs?
by KenHy
Mon Jan 28, 2013 7:31 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's missing?
Replies: 39
Views: 3773

Re: What's missing?

I have to admit I haven't read this thread in its enitireity so if its already been mentioned then I apologise, however being the UK rivers guidebook I'm feeling N.I. is missing. I can't be the only paddler from Northern Ireland on here and I'd certainly be happy to write up a few guides and if the...
by KenHy
Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What's missing?
Replies: 39
Views: 3773

Re: What's missing?

Jim wrote:Further north in the West Highlands the Fassfern seem to be missing (can't see it listed under it's gaelic name which escapes me just now)
An tSullig or something like that. It's missing anyway
by KenHy
Sat Jan 12, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 130215

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Soca? Srpenica 1 @ start of the section that runs into the slalom course.
by KenHy
Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 130215

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Veneon?
by KenHy
Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:09 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best time of year to visit Great Britain to kayak?
Replies: 17
Views: 1481

Re: Best time of year to visit Great Britain to kayak?

Scotland in Oct/Nov is fairly reliable - done 3 trips up there now and each of them we got paddling done. Although this year a few things were struggling we still got dam releases (Moriston and Garry), some low volume rivers like the Etive and the Alt Choraian (Sp?) and some hiking thrown into the m...
by KenHy
Thu Oct 25, 2012 5:19 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost paddles on lower Moriston
Replies: 0
Views: 351

Lost paddles on lower Moriston

Hi, bit of a long shot here but I broke my paddles (select W1s) on the lower moriston (2nd drop) on Wednesday morning. Didn't recover the pieces. Could make splits from them if they were found. If anyone does come across them could they email me at Kenneth:DOT:Hynes:AT:gmail.com.
by KenHy
Mon Oct 15, 2012 2:46 pm
Forum: Scotland - Far North
Topic: River Moriston - Lower Section
Replies: 3
Views: 3459

Re: River Moriston

Cheers!
by KenHy
Sun Oct 14, 2012 11:22 am
Forum: Scotland - Far North
Topic: River Moriston - Lower Section
Replies: 3
Views: 3459

Re: River Moriston

Does the dam on this release during the winter - or is there likely enough water anyway?

Anywhere I've read about this river, it says that it runs on Tuesdays during the summer - but no mention of what the winter situation is?
by KenHy
Tue Aug 07, 2012 11:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Belfast
Replies: 4
Views: 502

Re: Belfast

Yep - there's plenty of paddling

Glemarm is pretty close and quite good.



Other rivers in Ulster on Irishwhitewater.com -> http://www.irishwhitewater.com/river_gu ... hp?s=0&p=3

As for a season its whenever it rains - which could be anytime.
by KenHy
Fri Jul 06, 2012 11:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Keeping valuables dry
Replies: 18
Views: 1127

Re: Keeping valuables dry

Watersheed bags are the business as well.
by KenHy
Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:05 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Ayasse
Replies: 19
Views: 2549

Re: Upper Ayasse

Is this the river they call the california creek?? That would be the lower section. Walk up about 500m from the layby here -. https://maps.google.ie/maps?daddr=Strada+per+Pourcil&hl=en&sll=45.61093,7.728453&sspn=0.008151,0.021136&geocode=Ffn3twIdWe11AA&t=h&mra=mr&z=16 over a footbridge and you'll s...
by KenHy
Sun Apr 15, 2012 7:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?
Replies: 7
Views: 496

Re: Water levels near Chamonix / Geneva?

Low up there and the wet stuff is falling as snow above 900m. We've been paddling for the past few days in the alps maratine near Nice and there are some great rivers near here with good levels at the momment. Unfortunately I'm in the airport heading home but I think the rest of my group will be goi...
by KenHy
Fri Mar 30, 2012 11:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: 2012 Easter Corsica Kayak Sessions Festival cancelled.
Replies: 35
Views: 3443

Re: 2012 Easter Corsica Kayak Sessions Festival cancelled.

That's a pain. Was looking forward to it. The situation in north-east Italy is also dire. The snow pack is terrible, warm weather is frittering away what little snow there is, and we're in the middle the worst drought for 22 years. I've heard that the situation in Piemonte is not quite as bad, but I...
by KenHy
Fri Mar 23, 2012 8:29 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 130215

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Looks a bit Italian, Sermenza?
by KenHy
Tue Mar 20, 2012 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi Dam?
Replies: 8
Views: 1154

Zambezi Dam?

Saw this on the Water by Nature Facebook page - does anyone know any more detail about it or if it will effect any of the Zambezi rapids? Only 50km downstream of Vic falls so imagine it would have to have some impact? The dam at Kariba creates a lake over 200km long http://www.ukzambians.co.uk/home/...
by KenHy
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Slovenia

Is it possible to walk the banks of siphon canyon, don't feel all that enticed to paddle it but would like a look.
by KenHy
Wed Mar 07, 2012 6:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Slovenia

Coming from Ireland makes a difference for us - but I think it'd be maddness to drive down for anything less then two weeks (and you'd probably get board with that amount of time if your only paddling). Cheep flight to Venice (ryanair) and rent boats from Alpin Action is the way to go. Will also be ...
by KenHy
Wed Mar 07, 2012 12:10 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Slovenia
Replies: 19
Views: 1103

Re: Slovenia

Slovenia would be the perfect place for a first trip abroad looking at grade 3-4. It's not on the high end of those grades, but it's perfect for pushing yourself within your comfort zone as the river features are all lovely and clean and really well defined! If your comfortable on grade 3-4 in the U...
by KenHy
Sat Feb 11, 2012 6:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Infinity Wezzit
Replies: 2764
Views: 130215

Re: Infinity Wezzit

Randy Fandango wrote:
DaveBland wrote: G'won the Mr Randango...
Your wish is my command, oh great one.... :-)
Sorry its rather rubbish quality guys.....

Image

Giles
Entry rapid into the Roy Gorge?
by KenHy
Mon Jan 30, 2012 5:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying to America with Kayaks
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Flying to America with Kayaks

US airways were good too I flew with them a year ago- $100 each way for all kayaking gear (and no talk it weighing them or anything) and that was end to end (so in my case 2 flights Heathrow-Phily-Charlotte), but I've heard they may have changed policy so maybe double check. 100 is a bit pricey, bu...
by KenHy
Mon Jan 30, 2012 4:57 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Flying to America with Kayaks
Replies: 13
Views: 602

Re: Flying to America with Kayaks

Virgin will take them, US airways were good too I flew with them a year ago- $100 each way for all kayaking gear (and no talk it weighing them or anything) and that was end to end (so in my case 2 flights Heathrow-Phily-Charlotte), but I've heard they may have changed policy so maybe double check. 1...
by KenHy
Mon Jan 23, 2012 10:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone use a snapdragon deck on a dagger boat?
Replies: 7
Views: 369

Re: Anyone use a snapdragon deck on a dagger boat?

I had a large deck on a Mamba 8.1 - Bone dry - The seams have eventually come off, but only after about 3 years of heavy use - several times a week and a few trips to Africa where gear seems to wear much harder!