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by callum s
Thu Apr 21, 2016 7:02 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi dam
Replies: 2
Views: 833

Re: Zambezi dam

The entire classic rafting section will be flooded, with the reservoir backing up to within 1km of the base of Victoria Falls. So probably only the minus rapids will be left. The dam will take 10 - 13 years to construct, probably longer accounting for reality, so there is still time or a bit of boat...
by callum s
Thu Jul 02, 2015 9:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: India visa questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1845

Re: India visa questions

callum s wrote:Indian Visa is relatively straightforward.
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*compared to other visas I have applied for such as a Russian Business visa (but for tourism) or a Pakistan Tourism visa...
by callum s
Tue May 26, 2015 8:48 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Insurance - World Nomads
Replies: 1
Views: 492

Re: Insurance - World Nomads

The Austrian Alpine Club covers anyone anywhere in the world for all outdoor sports (rescue, repatriation and medical costs only) and costs £36 for a year cover, maximum trip length is 8 weeks.

http://aacuk.org.uk
by callum s
Mon May 25, 2015 2:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: India visa questions
Replies: 10
Views: 1845

Re: India visa questions

Hey Peter, Indian Visa is relatively straightforward. You need to fill in the online form found here: https://indianvisaonline.gov.in/visa/info1.jsp. You will need to select a multiple entry tourist visa if you want to transit overland. When the form is finished you need to book an appointment at th...
by callum s
Wed May 20, 2015 4:53 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking Gear For Sale
Topic: Venture Easky 17 - £500
Replies: 1
Views: 489

Venture Easky 17 - £500

Venture Easky 17 Touring/Sea kayak (RRP £949) - excellent condition, a great introductory and intermediate boat to sea kayaking or flatewater touring. Comes with Lendal paddle (RH, 45 degrees) and Palm Loweswater spraydeck (has three small holes as pictured, but easily fixed with aqua sure). £500 on...
by callum s
Wed May 13, 2015 8:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Locator Beacons Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 4561

Re: Personal Locator Beacons Advice

Despite many places having surprisingly good mobile signal, if you're going on a paddling trip outside Europe*, they certainly won't have mobile signal everywhere - especially not in some manky gorge where you've just broken yourself On the contrary: I have found that in developing countries the co...
by callum s
Sat May 02, 2015 7:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: New Film: Too High
Replies: 23
Views: 6167

Re: New Film: Too High

Its finally here and free online! This isn't the usual "i'll watch it for 3 minutes while flicking between work and Facebook in my break" sort of online video. Its the "I'm going to sit down with some friends and blankets and some munchies and watch a movie" sort of film. I hope you enjoy it. https:...
by callum s
Wed Apr 29, 2015 10:34 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: L'argentiere Student Boater X?
Replies: 4
Views: 1200

Re: L'argentiere Student Boater X?

its normally a pretty informal thing. I am happy to help organise something to happen and going to be there first two weeks of June.

Also we need to bring back SlopeJam!
by callum s
Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:33 pm
Forum: Courses, Trips and Guiding
Topic: Arun Gorges - Nepal - 27th Mar to 11th Apr 2015
Replies: 2
Views: 2567

Re: Arun Gorges - Nepal - 27th Mar to 11th Apr 2015

I got back from doing the First Raft Descent of the Upper Arun Gorges just 2 weeks ago Hey Mark, I don't like to be a spoil sport but I think the age old rule of expedition whitewater exploration applies: You can never claim a first descent with 100% certainty as you can never be entirely sure a gr...
by callum s
Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Personal Locator Beacons Advice
Replies: 23
Views: 4561

Re: Personal Locator Beacons Advice

After a satellite phone (which really are the tits but a lot of $$$) Delorme all the way I reckon. Also in India you are not allowed Satellite Phones without a lot of bureaucratic faff - we heard stories of the army tracking illegal satellite phone signals and arresting quite a few people. So far th...
by callum s
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Etive beginner trip
Replies: 8
Views: 1792

Etive beginner trip

In my eyes the Etive at low water is one of the best introductory kayaking trips in the UK. Its like a beautiful natural water play park. Getting 40 people, half of whom have sat in a boat only a few hours, down this river keeps your trip leaders and rescuers sharp while being exciting/hilarious for...
by callum s
Sun Mar 01, 2015 12:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Madagascar info
Replies: 2
Views: 837

Re: Madagascar info

Hey Dave, Get in touch with the BUKE boys, they are heading out there this summer and hopefully have been doing their homework. Off the top of my head groups that have been are: Africa Revolutions tour, Fat cats, another UK team (Dan Heyworth etc), Geraint Anderson recently maybe? and a couple of ot...
by callum s
Fri Feb 13, 2015 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where runs in March?
Replies: 9
Views: 1224

Re: Where runs in March?

I was in Nepal in January, personally I think that to too low/early/late isn't really a thing, we had an awesome time in what was supposed to be low low water. Maybe it is next level amazing in Sept/April but there is certainly great paddling year round.
by callum s
Fri Dec 12, 2014 1:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low water Nepal
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: Low water Nepal

Great thanks guys, keep the info coming :)
by callum s
Fri Dec 12, 2014 11:27 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Low water Nepal
Replies: 17
Views: 2569

Re: Low water Nepal

Thanks guys,

We are going to be with a class 3/4 group - so interested in high quality runs at around that grade - Tamur sounds great (and we may sneak of and do something like the Arun...)

Callum
by callum s
Thu Dec 11, 2014 2:26 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A kayaking web series from India
Replies: 32
Views: 6691

Re: A kayaking web series from India

I believe it maxes out at about ~35km/km
by callum s
Wed Dec 10, 2014 2:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A kayaking web series from India
Replies: 32
Views: 6691

Re: A kayaking web series from India

For your viewing entertainment... Episode 8!



Woooooooop!
by callum s
Tue Dec 02, 2014 2:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A kayaking web series from India
Replies: 32
Views: 6691

Re: A kayaking web series from India

You may well be in luck Mark - (Thankfully?) I wasn't there but next episode will feature what was certainly the biggest epic (type 2 fun) of the trip... The stories are good and I am certainly looking forward to the video!
by callum s
Mon Dec 01, 2014 1:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: A kayaking web series from India
Replies: 32
Views: 6691

Re: A kayaking web series from India

The next episode is up - The Kopili River- one of the most amazing discoveries of the trip!

by callum s
Sun Feb 16, 2014 10:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Polo paddlers into WW paddlers
Replies: 14
Views: 2030

Re: Polo paddlers into WW paddlers

I remember taking a member of the Singaporean national polo team (who happened to studying be at my University for a year) down the Middle Orchy as his first moving water. Despite a slightly alarming habit of throwing away his paddle and handrolling his way down almost every rapid he did pretty well...
by callum s
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fantasy Expedition?
Replies: 31
Views: 3344

Re: Fantasy Expedition?

…and back to fantasy: http://goo.gl/maps/N2iT4

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by callum s
Wed Feb 05, 2014 1:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fantasy Expedition?
Replies: 31
Views: 3344

Re: Fantasy Expedition?

I like like look of this area just above Mongolia… that land above Mongolia would be southern Siberia (Russia). north-east of lake Baikal is mountenous - but VERY hard to get to (helicopter your only option, and that would be a few hours of flight), and except for Lena there are no really otable ri...
by callum s
Tue Feb 04, 2014 12:06 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Fantasy Expedition?
Replies: 31
Views: 3344

Re: Fantasy Expedition?

I should also probably say that whilst looking over the past emails I found that it was definitely Callum's idea, so kind of stole his thunder on this one! Heehee forgot about this cheeky little plan, all the "yeah lets just camo up and do a night mission" chat came to a crashing halt with this mes...
by callum s
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?
Replies: 40
Views: 4504

Re: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?

banzer wrote:For 'consistent hard whitewater'.... then it could be the Plym. Not sure I could name even a Scottish river that compares.
Farigaig?
by callum s
Wed Jan 29, 2014 9:04 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?
Replies: 40
Views: 4504

Re: Longest consistent section of hard whitewater in the UK?

How long a river takes to paddle and how long a river takes to paddle are two different things… Anybody done all three sections of the Falloch – that would be a full day out in anyone’s book. Not sure whether you could run them all at the same level though? Anyone know? Not really possible in one go...
by callum s
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:47 pm
Forum: Scotland - West Highlands
Topic: Abhainn Righ
Replies: 1
Views: 2292

Re: Abhainn Righ

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by callum s
Wed Jan 29, 2014 12:41 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Immersion Research Spray Decks
Replies: 4
Views: 690

Re: Immersion Research Spray Decks

Mark (who runs IR in UK) is super helpful and will know exactly what size you need if you drop him an email with the boat models.

eusales@immersionresearch.com

I suspect Molan will be L and Jefe XL...
by callum s
Fri Dec 06, 2013 3:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Apres Paddle Pubs
Replies: 30
Views: 2865

Re: Apres Paddle Pubs

What about put-in pubs? Much more entertaining!

Sadly with the Silverback Dam NRE has lost its status as probably the best put-in pub in the world, any contenders for a replacement?