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by jmmoxon
Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Is UK boating (with rain) 'world class'?
Replies: 14
Views: 1972

The middle Tawe is definitely world class on a day like today. The wind was definitely cold whilst waiting for the shuttle, but I didn't need my pogies as the adrenaline kept me warm.

Have paddled the Tummel in short sleeved cag, wasn't really world class though.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Mar 08, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Nant Clydach and middle Tawe - trees
Replies: 1
Views: 1000

Nant Clydach and middle Tawe - trees

Nant Clydach has several trees between Ynysbwl and the gorge - at least one of which needs to be portaged. Middle Tawe several trees / hanging branches in potentially nasty positions for high flows but all can be avoided. Nant Cyw has a tree right across middle of gorge and a big pile of trees just ...
by jmmoxon
Wed Mar 08, 2006 8:47 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Nairobi - White Nile
Replies: 10
Views: 1308

Good to see the British tradition of not leaning forwards off drops is being exported around the world !

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Mar 07, 2006 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: The reason I'm not a great kayaker...
Replies: 13
Views: 2367

Sorry Mark but the kayak schools didn't exist when you were young. They didn't have enough storage space for the boats.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Efficient holidaying (or, 'help! I'm a wage slave now')
Replies: 31
Views: 4838

White Nile is possible in 9 days, as is Zambezi in Oct/Nov, without too much jet lag. But not recommended if you aren't comfortable on big volume. Coruh with Dave Manby or one of Simon Westgarth's trips would make good use of time. The Americans make much more use of guided trips due to their having...
by jmmoxon
Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:55 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Austria Trip in June
Replies: 3
Views: 812

The Germans have probably already rewritten them!

There was a discussion about this at end of last year - try a search of the site.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Mar 07, 2006 10:53 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Does a Club trip need to have coaches if group is all adults
Replies: 38
Views: 4246

Is the club in question part of the BCU, or a university club?

As situation is very different depending on who oversees it and what your constitution says.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Mar 04, 2006 9:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Devon
Replies: 8
Views: 1226

Looking slightly more promising for end of season party next weekend at Dart.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:47 pm
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: 30+mm rain Ashburton Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 1027

Probably all snow anyway - you want to look for temperature increase.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: chile
Replies: 3
Views: 796

Pete

How are you doing ?

As Dom says main season is Jan/Feb, Dec for high water spring run-off creeks. I have spent several months there over last three years.

cheers Mike Moxon
by jmmoxon
Fri Feb 24, 2006 8:34 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Tree on erme
Replies: 1
Views: 800

Tree still there at end of Feb - easily avoidable at higher flows, but as Mark says, not that obvious from the river

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Feb 22, 2006 7:41 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating in Chili
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Yes Fu is a step up from the Nile, as rapids are longer and river is generally more continuous, also no guarantee of finding anyone there to paddle with, although you would be particularly unlucky. There is an ox track along river left below Inferno on upper section (don't try Mark's "shorter" porta...
by jmmoxon
Tue Feb 21, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating in Chili
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Anyone want to make any more suggestions on ways to spell Chile ?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Feb 21, 2006 8:39 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Boating in Chili
Replies: 15
Views: 2064

Nathan is a good bloke (kayakchile.net), but you need to email him as he may be guiding a group and out of Pucon next week. You could hire a kayak and guiding from Rodrigo at kayakpucon.com, he is also a good guide. This isn't late season it's middle of their busy time, although I don't know what ri...
by jmmoxon
Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Poor Man's Pelicase
Replies: 18
Views: 2206

Palm also do BDHs but they are nowhere near as tough as the old black design as not made by same people. You could try John Cockram as his industrial protection company can get all sorts of pots and potions (Performance Kayaks now belongs to Rich Walter).

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: We need to sort out the grading system!
Replies: 315
Views: 44657

Mark - is it possible to have the original date a discussion was started on the forum listing (where it says author) similar to the 'last post' date, so we know how old discussions are, as there are lots refering to paddling this weekend etc. Were you out of nappies "twenty-three years, seven months...
by jmmoxon
Mon Feb 20, 2006 5:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DEVON WATER!!
Replies: 29
Views: 4957

Sorry to upset all you weekend warriors, but Dart was back up to 5 today (Monday), it would have been higher if it wasn't for all the white stuff on the hills.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Feb 19, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DEVON WATER!!
Replies: 29
Views: 4957

Heavy rain again now (Sunday night) where did that come from - none of the websites I check were predicting it earlier. Luckily I'm off tomorrow...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Friday in SW
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Ian - was that you driving up and down looking for paddlers about 11.30am ? I was hitching a lift at Newbridge.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Feb 17, 2006 5:47 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: DEVON WATER!!
Replies: 29
Views: 4957

Dart was just around edge of slab at lunchtime today with just scattered showers coming down.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Feb 16, 2006 6:43 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling Friday in SW
Replies: 4
Views: 748

Paddling Friday in SW

Anyone out on Dartmoor or S.Wales Friday, everyone I know is working or in North Wales

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Feb 04, 2006 11:03 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: What will you do with your £125 million in the lottery?
Replies: 61
Views: 9319

Unfortunately 2 Frenchies and a Portuguese ticket have won the jackpot.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:49 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Camino de Santiago (Galicia)
Replies: 3
Views: 530

Which pilgrim's route are you going to follow ? There are about 6 and the 'English' one is, I believe, the shortest as they sailed down to Spain and walked in from the coast !

Hoping for rain

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:48 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coast to Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 6670

Well, they do still paddle the Zambezi, but quite a limited section at this time of year. But yes rapids are definitely more defined at October half term.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Feb 01, 2006 5:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Coast to Coast
Replies: 50
Views: 6670

Might be easier (but not cheaper) to go to Livingstone, it is worth going for a week ! I did an August trip to Scotland this year, paddled the 2 releasing sections of the Tummel (top bit releases most days and is nice enough, but wouldn't bother if anything else running), then Falls of Lora (and Eti...
by jmmoxon
Tue Jan 10, 2006 2:24 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: PFD's life expectancy
Replies: 25
Views: 5047

There isn't an agreed life expectancy, as it depends where and how you use the buoyancy aid. Manufacturers may recommmend a date, but this is only so you can't sue them when your ancient BA fails. The same applies to climbing harnesses, in both cases you need to check the material, stitching etc and...
by jmmoxon
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:17 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Intermediate rivers!
Replies: 10
Views: 1612

Ingleton Greta is like Upper Usk, if that's any help ! Grade 2 with small ledge drops and doesn't stay up for long.

River Bain - England's shortest.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Jan 07, 2006 11:01 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: northern italy in may (advice please)
Replies: 5
Views: 647

Val Sesia local tourist info have very good map of access points, presumably where Simon got the idea.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Jan 07, 2006 10:59 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling abroad in April
Replies: 15
Views: 1844

Pyrenees (mostly grade 3?) Corsica (mostly harder) Alps around Verdon.

Norway probably not melting by then.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Jan 05, 2006 3:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Natural pollution in Devon
Replies: 4
Views: 790

Anyone know if china clay is toxic ?

Mike