Suggestions for the alps in August

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davidmaltby
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Suggestions for the alps in August

Post by davidmaltby » Thu Jul 11, 2013 4:27 pm

So having got lots of good advice on heading to northern norway in |August, the trip has has to be postponed for another year and we are downsizing to 2 weeks in the Alps. Thoughts are porobably to head to austria/germany/switzerland. Ive never been out that way, will obviosly aim to get most of the standard bigger austrian runs done. We will have both the ww north and south alps guidebooks to go on.

But i thought id see if anyone had any particular tips on their 'must do' runs for late summer in the Alps since there had been so much good info provided about Norway. In particular any less well known gems that we might not otherwise think of? dont necesarrily have to be super hard, although ideally of interest to paddlers happy on grd 4 and 5.

thanks!

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Re: Suggestions for the alps in August

Post by Andy H » Thu Jul 11, 2013 6:32 pm

If you are going to Austria. Then besides the stuff in the guidebook. You have the Lech Gorges pretty serious and recommended low flows only (late summer access cut off date is 15th August). If you have a thunderstorm or a day or 2 of rain then the Brandenburger near Innsbruck is a great run and has sections from grade 6 to 3.

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Re: Suggestions for the alps in August

Post by clarky999 » Fri Jul 12, 2013 7:13 pm

The upper/middle sections of the Oetz should be going, I think that's when the Wellebrucke and Middle section start coming into condition.

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