Rivers We've done

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Rivers We've done

Postby Seaanie » Mon Jan 18, 2010 1:09 pm

I dunno about ye guys but I cant remember the name of any of the river we did.

It would be cool if people could post up the rivers we did, how did it go, what grade is it, photos and if possible a link to an on-line guide of that river.

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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby AndrewR » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:03 pm

Is this in the Alps or what?

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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby Seaanie » Mon Jan 18, 2010 2:49 pm

Yes, as in the rivers we've done over the last two years in France, Italy and Slovenia. Like a log book thread.

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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby Grassey » Mon Jan 18, 2010 4:54 pm

Italy

http://gene17.com/kayaking/articles/valsesia/valsesia_plughole.pdf

Sesia: Campertogno to Scopetta -think thats the section kav/conor/lyncho did with Hugo's hole

Middle Sesia: From the rafting company at Balmuccia to Valmaggia (i think) get out was the stone bridge above the rapid we didnt run. Getting in at balmuccia meant you had to run little canada, though you could get on at the car park below little canada, was a G3, with Little canada apparently a G4. We ran this river the 1st day, and the 2nd, think thats all the italian paddling we did.


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L'argentierr la Bessee webcam is the slalom course where the student boatercross is held i think

The lower Durance from St Clement to Embrun: We did it the 1st day in france,m get in the slalom course above the kakak shop, long flat G2/3, wavetrains, rocksplats, highlight rabioux wave 2/3rds down. Good 1st day river for beginners, also highlights that france rivers are a lot colder than italy!

The Upper Guil down to Chateau Queyras, Gd 3 and a good bit of four - AKA shit hit the fan day...

Upper Guisane: Think this was run, the one where the Get in was in the pine forest, after Kav drove up the wrong side of the road for about a mile??
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby Bessie » Mon Jan 18, 2010 5:27 pm

Lower Guisane:
Kav, Me, Barry, Doc John,

Grade 3+ to 4 in places, continuous, rescue not an option, nice section tho.


Briancon Gorge;
Kav, Me, Barry, Lyncho, Doc John, John, Riordo and possibly 1 more.

Grade 3+. nice run but very smelly, through briancon town, run is faster than the shuttle, very deep gorge section, again rescue not easy.


Soca, Slovenia,

All sections of Socs and tributary, all grades from 2 to 4, with the exception of Siphon Gorge.

Hardest section, after Siphon Gorge, Grade 4-, aka Annies Hole section.
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby Nigel » Wed Jan 20, 2010 1:57 am

Bessie wrote:Briancon Gorge;
Kav, Me, Barry, Lyncho, Doc John, John, Riordo and possibly 1 more.

Grade 3+. nice run but very smelly, through briancon town, run is faster than the shuttle, very deep gorge section, again rescue not easy.

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I remember someone writing down details about rivers after we did them each day in a notebook or something. Can't remember who, maybe Kav....or i could just be thinking of Ash' logbook, but i think someone else took some notes too.

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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby Grassey » Wed Jan 20, 2010 8:49 am

It was turnip who kept a diary of rivers done, his thoughts about the crew and a intimate account of his personal feelings
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby riordo » Sat Jan 23, 2010 12:48 pm

The italian rivers consisted of The middle sesia (Conor,Barry,Kav,Lyncho and Kev egan) as rob described above.

The lower Sesia was the river we paddled twice - nice grade 2-3 and long enough paddle too.

We also did another section of the lower sesia (nigel's hole. remember?) which again was grade 2-3 but a little faster and the lower sesia.

Not sure about the get on locations etc etc but the little river guide book Kav had was awesome.
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby Grassey » Wed Mar 31, 2010 10:03 pm

anyone think of chasing Turnip down for his log book?
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby johns86 » Tue Mar 11, 2014 5:10 pm

Bump. FYI.

Turnip, you hardly have that diary still do you??
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby johns86 » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:58 am

How many copies of the latest version of the alp river guide book do we have? Published in 2011. I think Aran said he had one? I might get one. It's about €16 on amazon.
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby Aran K » Wed Apr 30, 2014 7:37 pm

Yup I've got one. Ciaran has mine at the moment but I'm gunna get it back off him this weekend hopefully!
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby AndrewR » Wed Apr 30, 2014 9:19 pm

Wouldn't it be cool to have a big map in the shed with all the classic rivers that NUIGKC people past and present have done around the world..

With the likes of Ross in NZ, Ali's travels and various others it'd be pretty sweet!

Who has reached this level of procrastination?

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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby johns86 » Thu May 01, 2014 10:22 am

AndrewR wrote:Wouldn't it be cool to have a big map in the shed with all the classic rivers that NUIGKC people past and present have done around the world..

With the likes of Ross in NZ, Ali's travels and various others it'd be pretty sweet!

Who has reached this level of procrastination?

That would be pretty cool to be honest. But I like your description... "this level of procrastination". It would be a blatant avoiding study task. Perfect for the exam season. :)
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Re: Rivers We've done

Postby iano90 » Thu May 01, 2014 11:30 am

johns86 wrote:
AndrewR wrote:Wouldn't it be cool to have a big map in the shed with all the classic rivers that NUIGKC people past and present have done around the world..

With the likes of Ross in NZ, Ali's travels and various others it'd be pretty sweet!

Who has reached this level of procrastination?

That would be pretty cool to be honest. But I like your description... "this level of procrastination". It would be a blatant avoiding study task. Perfect for the exam season. :)



This sounds like a job for Conor "The Goof" McComb!!!!
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