On The Way To Thun

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On The Way To Thun

Post by andyfx » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:40 pm

Am leaving for Thun on Sunday morning, I have just discovered that training doesn't start till the Wednesday of next week.
I wondered whether any one else was leaving on the Sunday?
And if there are other places to paddle in that area or on the way?
Many thanks, Millie.

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Re: On The Way To Thun

Post by Adrian Shanahan » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:44 pm

Croft wrote:If you are going our early to the world champs in Thun and are looking for a nice reliable spot to warm up and get wet on, then try the Sierre wave on the Rhone. It is only about 1.5 h from Thun (through the Lotschberg rail tunnel).

The Sierre spot is working, particularly good late afternoons/evenings: http://links.playak.com/index.php?optio ... le&id=1224 Any level approaching or over 200 m3/s is good to go: http://www.hydrodaten.admin.ch/d//2011.htm

The forecast for the next week is HOT so there should be plenty of water around. At Sierre you can bivi discretely rh bank about 100 m upstream of the metal bridge.

Note that the Thun wave is unlikely to be working outside of the competition period.

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Re: On The Way To Thun

Post by andyfx » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:46 pm

Thank you very much, any other suggestions greatly appreciated.

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Re: On The Way To Thun

Post by Adrian Cooper » Fri Aug 21, 2009 4:52 pm

Millie, Doug and James set off this morning, they are stopping in Holland en route probably meeting up with the Dutch team (Doug was paddling with them in Canada a week ago). If you can contact James you could team up on the way.

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Re: On The Way To Thun

Post by andyfx » Fri Aug 21, 2009 5:10 pm

Cheers i spoke to Doug before he left and he mentioned it.

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Re: On The Way To Thun

Post by Croft » Fri Aug 21, 2009 7:17 pm

I've just been on the Sierre wave tonight and its working really nicely - check on-line - anything around and over 200 m3/s is good. River rises during the day and is at its best end afternoon. Enjoy.

Note also that about 6 km downstream of Thun there is the 'old' spot at Uttigen - usually this is now just a fast wave train (it got damaged by a big flood) but maybe some young tigers can pull some moves there - its very convenient for Thun and the water (like Thun) is warm. To get there drive to Uttigen station - go to the end of the carpark and walk to the river - the spot is under the railway bridge.
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Re: On The Way To Thun

Post by Lowri Davies » Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:03 pm

Bremgarten wave is working at the moment, not too far from Thun. Clairo and gang paddled at Reinfelden yesterday but said it had dropped too low. Safe travels!

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Re: On The Way To Thun

Post by jonnyhiam » Sat Aug 22, 2009 10:32 pm

The Kander was 25 mins away, and was running really nicely last week. Upper bit was hard, but the lower section would be great in playboats.

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Re: On The Way To Thun

Post by Croft » Mon Aug 24, 2009 1:14 pm

For other paddling possibilities around Thun area, see also: http://www.ukriversguidebook.co.uk/foru ... =3&t=52006
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