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by jmmoxon
Fri Dec 05, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: East Lyn levels ?
Replies: 4
Views: 548

East Lyn levels ?

Anyone know how much water is in the Lyn at the moment ? (Friday 5th Dec)
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 04, 2003 8:00 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: guided trips any advice
Replies: 7
Views: 712

Guiding

<r><URL url="http://www.thezambezi.com">http://www.thezambezi.com</URL> seem to have a good set up for guess where... (I didn't paddle with them, but they had some good guides a few years ago). Most rafting companies won't take kayakers because of the number of numpties they end up having to rescue ...
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:38 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: peru 2004 july / aug
Replies: 18
Views: 3135

Peru

<t>I would be interested in going, it's on my to do list.<br/> <br/> I paddled the Apurimac and Tambopata with Paul Cripps' company Amazonas Explorer a few years ago, very good trips, the white water wasn't that great on Tambopata, but my girlfriend appreciated that (wildlife was though). I think he...
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Rivers in Fort William area
Replies: 15
Views: 2539

rivers

All of Mike B's rivers go at relatively normal flows (Etive looks well scary at high levels) others depend on rain. Guidebook gives you a pretty good idea of which are the classics if you bother to read it.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 04, 2003 7:08 pm
Forum: Sea Kayaking
Topic: Captions please...
Replies: 21
Views: 1995

surfing

I do wish people would spell my name right (Snooky) it's Moxon.

In my defence I do now own a spraydeck that fits the G-ride.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:49 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Signals?
Replies: 22
Views: 1333

signals

I have seen the American "I'm okay" signal used to indicate a rock.

I paddled with several US boaters whilst in Chile last year and they did all seem to understand each other, mostly correctly, so the AWA system seems to work for them.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:44 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Easier Welsh Rivers this Weekend
Replies: 7
Views: 858

Wales

Upper Wye had plenty of water at weekend, whilst Usk was still low.

Try www.mountainandwater.co.u...access.htm and http://www.welsh-canoeing.org.uk for info on access.

Mellte still had enough water on Wednesday, but that's more like grade 5...
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:37 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Drying wetsuit boots
Replies: 17
Views: 2746

wetboots

Burn them and buy a new pair (I wish)
by jmmoxon
Thu Nov 20, 2003 7:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: weekend river running
Replies: 17
Views: 1068

Scotland

Well there seems to be some water on west coast of Scotland, so I'm heading there Friday to Monday - is anyone else going to be there about's ?

Following weekend I will be back in SW - so Mark, I'll see you on Dartmoor if there's rain.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:04 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Water this weekend
Replies: 12
Views: 893

Next weekend

Rain forecast tonight (Tuesday 11th) and heavy rain forecast for Thursday night - should be great Friday, but don't know if it will hang around for weekend.

cheers Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Nov 07, 2003 7:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: EWW & Amazon (also Chile river guide)
Replies: 2
Views: 421

EWW & Amazon (also Chile river guide)

<t>Received copy of English White Water from Amazon on Tuesday - so they have got hold of them. Looks good, but as Mark pointed out, what has happened to the Ribble ? Has it been destroyed by riparian owners, or shipped off to water Mars ? (will find out at end of month as I have to go caving in Yor...
by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 27, 2003 7:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Info on river levels around Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Rain

Sort of, but it would be good to have people posting info on a more regular basis, as at present it is either lamenting the lack of rain or reports about how good it was last weekend.
by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 27, 2003 7:16 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tawe water level info needed....
Replies: 14
Views: 963

Clywedog

This mid Wales river has dam releases.

Even Usk is far too low at present - always the Wye !

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:39 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Mid week paddling SW England and S Wales
Replies: 5
Views: 434

Mid week paddling SW England and S Wales

Anyone interested in paddling during the week, when & if there's rain, leave me a message with your email and details of your level of competence and I will add you to my possible contacts list.

cheers Mike Moxon
by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 27, 2003 6:32 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Info on river levels around Britain
Replies: 3
Views: 364

Info on river levels around Britain

<t>Is anyone near the main paddling areas prepared to email info into a single site (such as this one) about rain forecasts and probable river levels on a regular basis. I could do South west England and S. Wales as I regularly check the forecasts (nothing going at present), but I will be going back...
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 23, 2003 5:45 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Shock news : rain in south west
Replies: 16
Views: 1240

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: 328

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: 915

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: 619

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: 3494

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: 3494

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: 9202

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: 307

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: 732

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: 1042

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: 2791

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: 1251

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: 597

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: 477

English

Jim

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

Mike