Alps Trip Advice 2013

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Alps Trip Advice 2013

Post by battlecat_stu » Wed Jul 25, 2012 8:15 pm

Hey,

Looking at trying to get out to the alps (Briancon area) for the spring melt next year. Planning on staying out there for at least a month, maybe 2. I paddled out there a couple of years ago but only for a week.

By the time I go out there I should have my 4Star Leader ticket along with My UKCC Lv2 and Moderate Water Endorsement. Would love to do some coaching/leading work but google searches don't really come up with anything. Anyone know where I should look?

If working out there isn't an option I'd spend a month camping/paddling but don't know how much money I need to save.....realistically!

Advice, thoughts, stories? Anyone else thinking of doing something similar? Let me know. Cheers, Stu

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Re: Alps Trip Advice 2013

Post by paddlersteve » Thu Jul 26, 2012 9:23 am

Get in touch with PGL. They've got a base in Embrum, just down the road from Briancon. If you can get a place with them you can coach and they'll pay you (albeit not very much) and put you up, then on your spare days you can get out paddling as well.

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Re: Alps Trip Advice 2013

Post by clarky999 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 10:39 am

Same with Acorn Adventure, but in the Italian Alps.

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Re: Alps Trip Advice 2013

Post by Stuart J Woodward » Thu Jul 26, 2012 1:07 pm

paddlersteve wrote:Get in touch with PGL. They've got a base in Embrum, just down the road from Briancon. If you can get a place with them you can coach and they'll pay you (albeit not very much) and put you up, then on your spare days you can get out paddling as well.
PGL Closed their base in Embrun some some five years ago. They are based in the Ardeche as they have been for over 30 years. Many of their staff, on their days off travel over to the Alps (4 hrs drive) and stay at our base.

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Re: Alps Trip Advice 2013

Post by paddlersteve » Thu Jul 26, 2012 3:18 pm

Ah, OK, that might give an indication of how long its been since I was out there!

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Re: Alps Trip Advice 2013

Post by battlecat_stu » Sun Sep 23, 2012 3:40 pm

Anyone know of anyone planning on heading out for the melt? stu

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Re: Alps Trip Advice 2013

Post by Fluidskills.com » Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:47 pm

Hi Stu , I am very Lucky that Rob Benton from my team and Liz Scott both live in the French Alps full time
If you would like a contact drop me and email

darren@fluidskills.com

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