I can’t believe I forgot to mention this: After Dave’s swim his boat took a solo run down the gorge. This had the unfortunate consequence of re-modeling the nose of his Burn, quite badly.Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Fourteen (just), part 3"
We’re in a resteraunt and everything has gone weird. Toy soldiers and plastic dinosaurs keep appeafring in people beer glasses. Odd.Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Fourteen, part two"
Day fourteen and we did the run that last week Martyn said “We’d were mad not to do”. Well half of us did anyway. Those that didn’t join us on Chateau Queayras Gorge did the Upper Guil. Those who did the Gorge joined in another farcical epic. The brief version goes three swims, one walk […]Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Fourteen"
Well all twenty two of us did the Middle Guil in the end. The levels were lower than when we did it last week, but still it was an enjoyable an excitable paddle. Only a few ran triple steps at the start, all succsessfully. Dave S mannaged it wih both paddle and deck this time, […]Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Thirteen, part two"
We’re off to check out thr Guil. Things are a bit cramped as Ernst’s car has had to be taken to the garage to get the engine working properly.Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Thirteen"
A quiet day. This morning we went to look at the Middle Clarre. When we got to the get in it was 3.5 degrees, very windy and snowing. We went to look at the Briacon Gorge instead. This, it has to be said was a very picturesque grade three river, if a litle low side. […]Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Twelve"
So the weather was marginally in the Ubaye valley so we decided to run the racecourse section. With James, Ben and Doug II (aka Aquaman), who arrived last night, twenty two of did it including our five new friends from Liverpool and Fort William. Last time I ran this section, back in 2003, the levels […]Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Eleven, part two"
It’s raining. After the 30 degree heat wave of last week the last two days have been miserable and overcast. Now it’s really wet and I don’t want to leave my tent. Still, I think the plan is to head over to the Ubaye Vally. Perhaps it’ll be dryer there.Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Eleven"
A gentle start to break the new blood into the alpine paddling way. Fist up the Gyronde durance then Upper Guisane. Following this ten of us paddled the Lower Guisane, again a splendid continuous run. No swims 🙂 Iain wants Nikki to know he paddled like a super star today!Read more "ALPS 2007: Day Ten"