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by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shock news : rain in south west
Replies: 16
Views: 1237

Shock news : rain in south west

<t>Yes we actually had some continuous rain yesterday, unfortunately it has all vanished back to sunshine for the weekend and the Dart webcam hasn't been updated for a week so we can't even see the effect it had.<br/> <br/> Bill Giles' forecast for half term was dry as a bone, but he made that back ...
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 10, 2003 10:12 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone going to Scotland ?
Replies: 2
Views: 325

Anyone going to Scotland ?

As Scotland again seems to be the only place getting decent amounts of rain, is anyone planning to be up there at half term, or during November ?
by jmmoxon
Sun Sep 28, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wanted: buddies in SE Wales
Replies: 10
Views: 912

Wales

<r>We quite often come across from Bristol, also during the week, and could do with some contacts who have more idea if it's still raining over there. Usually to paddle grade 4, or the Mellte if the rest of the rivers are empty. Also have days where noone else can get out ! Let me know <EMAIL email=...
by jmmoxon
Tue Aug 05, 2003 10:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi - Daily Shuttles
Replies: 5
Views: 616

Zambezi

<t>Some of raft companies will do it cheaper (check at Grubbies Grotto or Fawlty Towers in Livingstone), but most are very wary of taking kayakers as so many numpties are now turning up, you are also supposed to pay a $10 fee each time you go into the Gorge - to the National Parks. Easiest to stick ...
by jmmoxon
Tue Aug 05, 2003 9:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: help - Info on Chile required
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Chilin'

<r>I'll be out in Chile again in January, until end March, email me at <EMAIL email="enquiries@outdoorpursuits.uk.com">enquiries@outdoorpursuits.uk.com</EMAIL> if you fancy meeting up. I paddled most of the rivers around Pucon and Futaleufu last year & have lots of river info, as get ons are gen...
by jmmoxon
Tue Jun 10, 2003 7:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wolf's Gorge, Rosanna, Austria
Replies: 25
Views: 3493

Rosanna

<t>The boat is stuck in the man-made grade 5 boulder pile above the Wolfslucht proper - no stakes involved. Story is not too exciting - I tried to run the sneak route river left and clipped the top rock too close, which pushed me straight into the next rock where I got an involuntary splat before ro...
by jmmoxon
Mon Jun 09, 2003 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Wolf's Gorge, Rosanna, Austria
Replies: 25
Views: 3493

Wolf's Gorge, Rosanna, Austria

<t>The Wolf's Gorge is an excellent, but short, continuous grade 4 run with very small eddies and awkward to inspect, which has just reopened after removal of many of the dangerous stakes mentioned in the North Alps guidebook. However there are still stakes along the edge of some of it. We paddled i...
by jmmoxon
Fri Jun 06, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: No Dee Tour?? What!
Replies: 107
Views: 9167

Above Horseshoe Falls

<t>What does James mean bandit run the section above Horseshoe Falls, it's a grade 2 ! Most tours he could have paddled it, but his mates obviously thought it wasn't worth it. Mind you, I remember the trip where 2 guys fell in 13 times between them and were so cold that we didn't even manage to get ...
by jmmoxon
Fri May 16, 2003 3:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps at half term
Replies: 1
Views: 304

Alps at half term

<r>Simon Lockton and myself were hoping to get to the Alps for the last week of May, however, a couple of people have dropped out, so is anyone able to share lifts there and back (we do have a car, just short on bodies !)<br/> <br/> Mike Moxon <EMAIL email="enquiries@outdoorpursuits.uk.com">enquirie...
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The Bitches.
Replies: 7
Views: 729

Bitches

Twr y felin did have a useful guide on their website, but they were updating it last year and their keen kayakers had left, so not sure what it is like now...

Hasn´t this site got a connection in the river guide section ?
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:15 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Short boats

<t>Nov 2001 there were plenty of short boats down there, G force and Sub 7 etc, just depends who is about, and whether they are staying there or on a round the world trip. Nov 96, it was all Acrobat 270s as the Camel Challenge had just been (smallest non Spuds available then), and some of them still...
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 7:01 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Deliverance anyone?
Replies: 38
Views: 2784

Excalibur in Scotland

<t>Steall waterfall is very spectacular, it´s well upstream of the usual get in for the Nevis, unless you´re planning to run the big boulder choke as well. Have to check the film out when I get home (or if it´s on again, they do tend to repeat on cable). <br/> <br/> I know Robin Hood : Prince of Thi...
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Non-Uni's in the Alps this spring
Replies: 17
Views: 1247

Alps ?

We´re going to be in Austria (Graz for World´s & Landeck to paddle). It´s too early for the Unis then.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomendations for Fuetalufu - or however you spell it...
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Terminator not Zeta

<t>I guess so, he was surfing the waves above Terminator when the river was really high and missed the get out eddy and was washed through the centre, still in his boat. A rafter also drowned earlier in the season on the bridge to bridge section at the undercut wall (last rapid before the take out) ...
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:30 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vorsprung duurch Alpen Karten
Replies: 4
Views: 473

English

Jim

You ought to try paddling in Chile, using English, or even most of France !

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:03 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomendations for Fuetalufu - or however you spell it...
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Sneak left

Yep when it´s really big that left sneak is more holes than a sneak, best to stay fairly well out (not that I paddled it as Dougal Fox had drowned there 2 days before).

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 6:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Deliverance anyone?
Replies: 38
Views: 2784

Excalibur in Chile

<t>Yep definitely an excellent movie, from what I remember it was mostly filmed in Ireland, so waterfall probably there, doesn´t look particularly paddleable though. Just to keep the connections going, Excalibur was on telly this morning (if you happened to be in South America - luckily most films a...
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Recomendations for Fuetalufu - or however you spell it...
Replies: 6
Views: 591

Futaleufu (so that´s how it´s spelt !)

<r>Hi, as Mark knows, I am in Chile at the moment. Is your friend a kayaker or just wanting to raft ? <br/> <br/> Futaleufu is now back at normal levels, having been half metre above normal all season (okay Mark, the Throne wasn´t covered when I saw it back in 1998, but my photos show water flowing ...
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 5:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Zambezi
Replies: 14
Views: 1037

Zambezi

<t>When I was there, Nov 2001, we stayed at Fawlty Towers, but had to get a taxi each morning to Grubby´s Grotto as that was the only rafting company going regularly, who were prepared to take us. Unfortunately all the rafting companies have had bad experiences with kayakers claiming to be up to run...
by jmmoxon
Wed Apr 02, 2003 4:51 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Vorsprung duurch Alpen Karten
Replies: 4
Views: 473

Understanding German

<r>Luckily your German doesn´t need to be any good, as the pages have a connection to Altavista Babelfish Translator - unfortunately it doesn´t cope very well with kayaking terms e.g. egress, stopper etc, so initially it reads like gobbledegook, but it doesn´t take too much effort to work it out.<br...
by jmmoxon
Tue Mar 11, 2003 5:08 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your Biggest Weir?
Replies: 47
Views: 3825

Big weirs

<t>Yep there are two Lintons, the one on the Wharfe is a natural fall, and I wasn´t suggesting that the Mellte weir is the biggest, just the biggest I´ve paddled recently. Anyway I´m not that keen on vertical drops, there´s just too much luck and not enough skill involved. <br/> <br/> As somebody me...
by jmmoxon
Mon Mar 10, 2003 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chile
Replies: 15
Views: 1056

Chile

<t>I contacted the editors who said guidebook would be out next year, however, as you say I won´t be holding my breath, but it is imminent...<br/> <br/> On my three trips down that section I have never seen the Throne without water flowing over the top (once in 1998, twice this year) on the one time...
by jmmoxon
Mon Mar 10, 2003 5:26 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Your Biggest Weir?
Replies: 47
Views: 3825

Weirs

<t>I have been down the Guisane weir, but I wouldn´t recommend it, I usually walk round. Some of the weirs on a beck which drains the river Derwent at Scarborough looked pretty big, but I have only seen them on a video, Linton Locks on the Yorkshire Ouse also feels pretty big, but that´s due to the ...
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 25, 2002 8:28 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Walkham
Replies: 10
Views: 886

Walkham

<t>Paddled it a few years ago with enough flow at Storry's get in to float, was mostly very straight forward grade 2-3 with just the one more tricky rapid Gr 3 (as described above).<br/> The road back up from the Tavy is more impressive than the river, especially as I was biking it.<br/> I know some...
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 18, 2002 10:54 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone paddling this Friday and weekend ?
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Saturday

Thanks for the offers, Jerry are you still meeting at Crickhowell at 10am as I am having problems with my email connection.

Thanks Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Oct 15, 2002 9:08 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Anyone paddling this Friday and weekend ?
Replies: 4
Views: 488

Anyone paddling this Friday and weekend ?

<r>Anyone welcome some paddling company this weekend as the rest of my usual crew are away or working (usually it's the other way around and I'm working whilst they are paddling) I'm based near Bristol, so south west or south Wales area.<br/> <br/> Mike Moxon <EMAIL email="enquiries@outdoorpursuits....
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 11, 2002 8:54 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Well it finally seems to be raining...
Replies: 1
Views: 298

Well it finally seems to be raining...

<t>near Bristol at any rate. Shouldn't imagine it will be enough to bring the rivers up for this weekend but then I'm working anyway. <br/> <br/> If it keeps raining has anyone got any plans for next weekend in the SW or S.Wales ? - the Teifi tour is on if we're desperate (or is that likely to be ca...
by jmmoxon
Sat Sep 14, 2002 12:12 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chile - winter 2002/2003
Replies: 1
Views: 331

Chile - winter 2002/2003

<r>I am going to be based in the Chilean Lake District from Nov to March this year, does anyone have any useful info on the lesser known rivers, as I have already paddled the Fuy and the Futaleufu (definitely going back to both).<br/> <br/> Also if you are heading out there feel free to email me <EM...