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by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:40 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Running the ultimate slide: Llyn Brianne Dam spillway
Replies: 62
Views: 9586

Tywi

(spelt it write this time!)

Even with this much rain I don't expect the dam will be spilling water for quite some time as levels have been so low - anyone been up for a look recently?

Is tom having a go at grading generally or just grading the dam ?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 21, 2005 3:33 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dart this weekend. To travel or not to travel?
Replies: 26
Views: 3117

Mellte

For James F

Mellte should still run at reasonable level, not so sure about Nedd Fechan, unfortunately most of South Wales runs off so fast - you should have been there today - But we will probably be there tomorrow.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Oct 21, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Everywhere else
Topic: Tawe and Mellte
Replies: 3
Views: 1388

Tawe / Mellte

Tawe Gorge has at least 4 trees in half mile after the first big drop (with the bigger tree below), then another 4 trees across in the mile after the slides, one of which is quite well hidden by an overhanging tree - so lots to portage. Mellte - at least one big tree in one of the smaller drops that...
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Ecuador / Chile - Jan / Feb
Replies: 2
Views: 703

Rivers

Depends what sort of rivers you are looking for

Big volume Gr 4+ has to be Futaleufu, but totally psyched one of our group out. In Chile paddlers hang out in Pucon, Ecuador it's Tena.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 13, 2005 6:06 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmoor Wednesday
Replies: 28
Views: 4288

Just goes to show...

... you can't trust the weather forecasts...

We were in South Wales where it had been high overnight, and was raining again as we left, and Dartmoor was raging when forecast showed heavy rain missing it (I suppose Dartmoor is just a large bog).

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:58 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Equador info required
Replies: 19
Views: 2680

Ecuador (spelling depends on which language you use)

Guidebook probably easiest to get in Tena, several raft /kayak companies were selling it last winter. Weren't many paddlers around the week I was there, best to go in a group and use pick ups (and buses !) for shuttles - very easy in Tena. Can also hire kayaks in Tena for about $15 a day, other kit ...
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:46 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: spotted - the first novice manoeuver of the season
Replies: 34
Views: 5395

Muppet

Muppet's real name did appear in an article in Canoeist magazine about 3 years ago.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Oct 13, 2005 5:42 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Here comes the rain again, falling on my head like a memory.
Replies: 10
Views: 1584

Rain

Unfortunately the rain in the south-west seems to have disappeared again, just in time for the weekend. (Don't expect the paddling in Belgium to be up to much either, as that's where I am this weekend).

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:36 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: My Nemesis river is...
Replies: 45
Views: 5845

nemesis

...any waterfall that we didn't take photos on the first attempt, running them the second time always seems to be messy...

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Oct 10, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Dartmoor Wednesday
Replies: 28
Views: 4288

paddling

The BBC forecast shows most of it moving north before it hits Dartmoor, South Wales may be a better bet.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sun Oct 09, 2005 4:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Best flatwater touring river in the UK is...?
Replies: 11
Views: 1430

Touring

Lower Towey (not sure if it's the right spelling, but the sections below the grade 5 bits after Llyn Briane dam.)

Mike
by jmmoxon
Wed Sep 07, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Where to go boating over Easter 2006?
Replies: 12
Views: 2101

Easter

Verdon should be running, Pyrenees or Corsica ?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu May 13, 2004 9:35 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Alps paddling - ferries
Replies: 0
Views: 200

Alps paddling - ferries

<t>Anyone planning to head to Alps this summer should check out price for Norfolkline (Dover to Dunkirk)<br/> £109 return before December - unfortunately offer closes this Saturday (15th May).<br/> <br/> Anyone wanting a trip to Austria at half term (about £200 + beer money) also leave a message her...
by jmmoxon
Tue Mar 02, 2004 4:23 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Interviews
Replies: 19
Views: 1862

Amazon

Well, it would give you an excuse for travelling:

Chiemlinski is Polish and stayed in South America , Odendaal is South African - don´t know where either ended up. I think they did both publish accounts of the expedition, but not as easy to find as Joe Kane´s.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:27 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Round the World
Replies: 14
Views: 1352

Africa

A FRIEND OF MINE LOOKED AT FLYING FROM UGAnda to Vic Falls and found it was cheaper to fly back to London and out again. Flying out to NZ by so many other places will probably be very expensive unless you get a round the world ticket and dump the rest of the flight.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Mon Jan 26, 2004 4:11 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Chile

<t>Oops - yes it was 7th Jan, not 4th - so I have made it here. Spent last 2 weeks in Falklands with girlfriend, looking at Penguins, lots of potential for sea paddling in high winds, but no white water. Off to Pucon tomorrow, so if Matt is still there I may meet up with you.<br/> <br/> cheers Mike<...
by jmmoxon
Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:25 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Chile
Replies: 10
Views: 960

Chile

<t>I'm back off to Chile on Wednesday 4th Jan, until Easter, so cheers to everyone I have paddled with this season, thanks guys.<br/> <br/> I'll be based near Pucon, so if anyone wants info on rivers - or to come and visit - leave a message here, as I'll be checking up on what's going on whilst I'm ...
by jmmoxon
Sun Jan 04, 2004 12:21 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Trees in S.W. rivers - Lower Walkham
Replies: 2
Views: 335

Trees in S.W. rivers - Lower Walkham

<t>Just a note to warn about another tree - this one is at the bottom of the first grade 3 bit on the Lower Walkham, it is immediately below the small step (descibed as 1m high in English Rivers, but nearer a foot) it is obvious, but not from the start of the rapid, and impossible to avoid at decent...
by jmmoxon
Fri Dec 26, 2003 3:55 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Yorks river levels
Replies: 0
Views: 214

Yorks river levels

It's Boxing Day and the Ure just came up a foot in an hour and a half (good wave surfing at Sleningford), Wharfe is also up a bit but it's not raining here - oh to be up in the hills.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:20 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: River Barle, strainer danger
Replies: 6
Views: 767

East Lyn

There are also plenty of trees on river left below Watersmeet on the Lyn which have been cut down and are waiting to be washed down into the river. One is already in the pinball grade 4 above the gorge, and an old biggy is on the rocky rapid as you exit the gorge.
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:15 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Paddling
Replies: 0
Views: 234

Paddling

Hi Mark & Merry Xmas

We'll be out on New Years Day and that weekend, if there's rain, I'll give you a ring.

cheers Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:11 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Tees water levels
Replies: 6
Views: 800

Tees

Forecast for rain Xmas day and heavy rain Boxing Day, so Tees etc should be well up - anyone want to paddle on Boxing Day, Tees, Yorkshire or Lakes ?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Thu Dec 25, 2003 11:07 am
Forum: Whitewater and Touring Kayaks For Sale
Topic: Cumbrian Rivers and Becks
Replies: 0
Views: 857

Cumbrian Rivers and Becks

Due to purchase of new guide, I have old copies of Cumbrian Rivers (1992) and Cumbrian Becks (1995). Anyone want them both for £5 plus postage ? Mike
by jmmoxon
Fri Dec 12, 2003 7:19 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: East Lyn levels ?
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Lyn

Stopped off at Lynmouth today, river was paddleable, but still low...however it was starting to rain again as we left.

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:20 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: East Lyn levels ?
Replies: 4
Views: 548

Lyn

Has anyone been there this weekend ? I know it's going to be low, but is it still paddleable ?

Mike
by jmmoxon
Sat Dec 06, 2003 7:14 pm
Forum: Whitewater and Touring
Topic: Suggestions for a trip
Replies: 20
Views: 1916

Peru

<t>The Urubamba looks like quite a bit of portaging down to Macchu Pichu (the boulders are huge - I took the train) the section beyond is apparently a tough trip.<br/> <br/> I would be up for a Colca / Cotahuasi trip but not sure on grades in August, but I could find out if you are interested.<br/> ...
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: 731

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: 3162

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: 2554

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