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by geomore
Thu Jun 09, 2016 10:29 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Road Access to Briancon
Replies: 11
Views: 1924

Re: Road Access to Briancon

Thanks for the replies, it seems to me the options are:

1)Risk it and hope the diversion is open
2)Drive round via gap/embrum.

I've decided heading to vallouise so driving via gap is probably not much further or slower to justify the huge detour if it turns out it's shut.
by geomore
Thu Jun 09, 2016 1:07 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Road Access to Briancon
Replies: 11
Views: 1924

Road Access to Briancon

Hi, We are heading down to Briancon area this weekend... I understand the D1091 From Grenoble to Briancon (Via Col de lauteret) is shut at the Tunnel de Chambon (Freney), but a temporary road (RS1091) has been opened around the south side of the lake to provide an alternative route. I've checked var...
by geomore
Sun Jan 03, 2016 6:30 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost Streamlyte Carbons on West Dart, 30 Dec.
Replies: 0
Views: 741

Lost Streamlyte Carbons on West Dart, 30 Dec.

If anyone finds them down the rest of the Dart, and the blades are still attached, please email me - george.mortimer @ zepler.net . Decent reward!
by geomore
Tue Oct 13, 2015 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bl**dy Rolling
Replies: 350
Views: 33201

Re: Bl**dy Rolling

Just stumbled on this post and had a great sense of nostalgia! I haven't read through all the comments, far too many opinions, I'm sure many have some great tips. Off padding in November and it will be interesting to see if I can still roll. I took ages to learn to roll, but after I did, I taught ma...
by geomore
Thu Jan 01, 2015 6:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Lake District/ NW England low water options
Replies: 6
Views: 945

Re: Lake District/ NW England low water options

Well it looks like you no longer need this answering! The A6 near ambleside was runnable in places an hour ago!
Just done sprint in good water and mint in the trees, both first time. What a blast!
by geomore
Wed Nov 12, 2014 1:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Bhote Kosi, Marsyandi and Tamur questions.
Replies: 19
Views: 1842

Re: Bhote Kosi, Marsyandi and Tamur questions.

Tamur, we did a Raft-supported trip with GRG this time last year. I can't recommend it enough! Best money ever spent. I can't remember the locations off my head now, but left KTM afternoon, and travelled overnight to arrive the next afternoon, so just over 24 hours I think on a big bus (to ourselves...
by geomore
Tue Jan 28, 2014 5:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Plym
Replies: 111
Views: 6786

Re: Upper Plym

Sorry - Correct version of the video now uploaded (the first one's editing was broken)

by geomore
Tue Jan 28, 2014 7:44 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Plym
Replies: 111
Views: 6786

Re: Upper Plym

Well.. after years of dreaming, I finally Did it! Bagged (the majority of*) the Upper Plym. I can confirm it lived up to expectations... Tim, Tom, and Myself plus a very nice chap Ben who we met in the top car park ran it on what I assume is a fairly "Medium" level on Sunday (we hit the rain spot on...
by geomore
Tue Jan 07, 2014 1:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Real competitor for GoPro
Replies: 19
Views: 2329

Re: Real competitor for GoPro

With regards to the Sony Camera: Having read and re-read the article, my interpretation is that the camera takes up to Full HD/1080p/1920x1080 (the same thing) at 60fps, and Half HD/720p at 240fps (the go-pro 3/3+ only does 720p/120fps). It doesn't specifically mention 4k, which the gopro does at a ...
by geomore
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video: Nant Gwyryd (North Wales)
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Video: Nant Gwyryd (North Wales)

http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=73009&hilit=+nant#p532289 More vids on this thread. The slides upstream look entertaining - I saw them and should have walked up to take a closer look. The rivers is next to a road no walk in required. It's well documented in the welsh ri...
by geomore
Sat Jan 04, 2014 6:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video: Nant Gwyryd (North Wales)
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Re: Video: Nant Gwyryd (North Wales)

Tim K wrote:Looks great. What day were you out?
30 December
by geomore
Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:09 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Video: Nant Gwyryd (North Wales)
Replies: 10
Views: 953

Video: Nant Gwyryd (North Wales)

Well seeing as everyone else is posting videos... Here's 2 minutes of awesomeness from my first run down the Nant Gwyryd (a small welsh stream close to Capel Curig). For when it's raining upwards. Was it worth the suffering of miserable driving rain and falling flat on my face several times in the f...
by geomore
Tue Dec 24, 2013 10:21 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: WW paddling - would be better if it carried less risk...
Replies: 34
Views: 3401

Re: WW paddling - would be better if it carried less risk...

Everybody knows - You're not a proper kayaker until you've had a religious moment on the river...

...The thousand-yard swim stare. A Paddler gets it after he's been swimming for too long. It's like... It's like you're really seeing beyond. I got it. All proper paddlers got it. And you'll have it too.
by geomore
Tue Dec 24, 2013 9:35 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Upper Plym
Replies: 111
Views: 6786

Re: Upper Plym

I thought the Plym was Grade "Steep"! Maybe we should take a climbing grade approach - Grade F5a+? Or A trad system listing both subjective and and overall grade? Having never paddled it I cannot comment on the difficulty. However having walked about half of it, and it being top on my list to paddle...
by geomore
Thu Nov 21, 2013 12:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: Nepal

Rory - So you made your flight back okay? I didn't realise you were flying back on Tuesday - that must have been exciting! Despite all the mad panic about the strikes it didn't really affect our plans - as you say, anything is possible! You obviously have more experience on the curerncy topic - and ...
by geomore
Wed Nov 20, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nepal
Replies: 11
Views: 1409

Re: Nepal

Just got back from second trip to Nepal, Dreaming of a thrid! No idea of water levels that time of year so can't advise on what rivers will be good. If you don't like queueing for THREE HOURS in Kathmandu airport, consider getting visas beforehand! We flew with Jet as it was the cheapest on lastminu...
by geomore
Sun Jan 16, 2011 11:47 pm
Forum: Wales - South
Topic: AFON MELLTE (Ystradfellte to Pontneddfechan)
Replies: 22
Views: 1435

Re: More trees on the Mellte

The gunpowder (looping) weir had a tree across the RH slot today which we tried to haul out, but only way we could get rid of it was to push it about one foot under water - could be a problem at low water - be prepared to eddy out pronto next time you run it. What time was this? First time down for...
by geomore
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:31 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 81177

Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Foot below ledge. Snowy. Unless it snows a lot more, prob not gonna rise much. But there's a lots of snow potentially for Tuesday. http://lh5.ggpht.com/_z1Tvr_Q-9lQ/S0o4K1UbEpI/AAAAAAAAHas/aIyS8d_sYLU/s800/CRW_1995.jpg http://lh3.ggpht.com/_z1Tvr_Q-9lQ/S0o4Btj-GYI/AAAAAAAAHac/TNPI3-T2kdg/s800/CRW_19...
by geomore
Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:13 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Kayak sledging
Replies: 38
Views: 2218

Re: Kayak sledging

Perception Method Air. Slow, needs a good steep hill. Steers well using old Ski Gloves. Travels a suprising distance over dartmoor gorse before stopping. Ideal capacity: 3 persons.
by geomore
Tue Dec 29, 2009 3:23 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 81177

Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

Rose from slab at 11am to just flowing through 3rd arch at about 3pm. Our group lost a boat - now pinned above Euthanasia. Its blue, and belongs to an Exeter school old - that's all I an tell you!
by geomore
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Secondhand boats - learn from my mistake
Replies: 22
Views: 1867

Re: Secondhand boats - learn from my mistake

I guess as an extra precaution - always ask the seller if it's had any serious incidents etc worth mentioning. A lot of people are honest if you ask them outright. Ebay's gonna be a little different. Just like buying a car, its illegal to give false information. Its always worth reminding the seller...
by geomore
Wed Dec 09, 2009 7:19 pm
Forum: Lost and Found
Topic: Lost on Upper Dart- Paddles and Helmit
Replies: 13
Views: 939

Re: Lost on Upper Dart- Paddles and Helmit

Thanks Rgreen, will let John know. I wonder whether the helmet strap was broken, or whether simply undone as if it was never done up in the first place......? FYI, chase-helmeting on the mad mile on a good flow is not a good idea.
by geomore
Thu Oct 22, 2009 6:03 pm
Forum: England - Southwest
Topic: Dart Levels
Replies: 2357
Views: 81177

Re: Dart Levels - Now with added Twitter!

On the ledge at about 1pm today, same level at 4pm, but dropping. Great "havn't been in a boat in months" run of the upper. Bit of rain for the weekend (likely) and it will be sweet. Shame, I have to go to Wales (to paddle)

George
by geomore
Wed Sep 24, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Internal diameter of Werner standard shaft?
Replies: 9
Views: 1056

Sitting next to me is half a Werner player paddle. Unfortunately its broken at the bit where it starts to become oval in cross section. Using my trusty tape measure (Where are my vernier callipers?) i measure 26mm at the narrowest and 29mm at the widest (internal). The shaft is circular in the middl...
by geomore
Mon Sep 22, 2008 11:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Head torches?
Replies: 27
Views: 2117

Ring CybaLite Got one of these for Christmas a few years ago. I lost it but loved it so much I bought another for my Uganda trip. Dirt cheap, and they really do last 16 hours on 2 coin cells! (Buy yourself a pack off ebay for about 40p a battery, or you'll end up paying £5 a battery in a watch store...
by geomore
Tue Sep 16, 2008 5:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tom Laws Swims!
Replies: 139
Views: 14435

The much awaited Photo of Tom Laws Swimming on Saturday.

Note: It is not on the Garry

Image
by geomore
Thu Sep 11, 2008 5:44 pm
Forum: England - Southeast
Topic: River Itchen - Woodmill Weir
Replies: 22
Views: 12812

Got a load of photos taken mid summer, on a lowish flow (base summer levels plus a bit of rain). Some are of the sluice round the corner, which we tried to surf for a laugh, and was predictably a waste of time. (I've heard of people who have thought this is the Weir, muppets!) http://picasaweb.googl...
by geomore
Sun Sep 07, 2008 10:56 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Darwinism
Replies: 2
Views: 845

Couple of weekends back, the Upper Dart was on the slab, nice fun summer level......Unless you are a 10 year old girl in a rubber ring! About 200m above the first slab there was a couple of families with kids ranging from about 10 to 16 messing around jumping in on one of the flat but fast flowing s...
by geomore
Wed Sep 03, 2008 10:05 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Edited photo masterpeices??
Replies: 38
Views: 4419

Some serious levels tweaking in UFRAW, no "Photoshopping". Well I like it, anyways. Slopejam 08. No idea who, but boat's yellow, paddle's red and cag blue!

Image
by geomore
Wed Sep 03, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Future of doubles (or not)
Replies: 9
Views: 978

Maybe some competition would drive the duo price down? Out of all the boats i've pinched on a club surf trip, nothing beats the duo both 1 and 2 person in the waves! 1 Person (rear) means you can surf a sneeze, and has the added bonus of "taking off" when paddling back out through waves about to bre...