We had a couple of wicked races in the New Zealand summer season this year! After the Whitewater XL it was time to dust out our creek boats for the Kaituna Time Trial, Christmas of the Kaituna, Andy D [...]
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Things have been looking better this year for the Vjosa Valley. With the Albanian Administrative Court deciding in favour of a free-flowing river, scientists have gained time to better research and understand the importance of Vjosa remaining dam free. The battle for Vjosa goes on though, as the Albanian Government appeals the court’s decision. read more...
Palm Blogs (Sep 23) -
We’ve just got back from twenty days self-supported kayaking a climbing at 72° north, above Upernavik, Greenland. With 280 kilometres paddled, two new 850 metre peaks, three new six pitch routes (up to E2), we even had time to get up on the ice cap with our axe and crampons. The weather was mixed and lots of sea ice around in the fjords, but no bears.
Reproduced from The Arctic Club report by Olly:
The team of Roger Chandler and Olly Sanders, left the UK on 24 July and after four flights and two overnight stops arrived in Upernavik . We were staying with Nikolaj Sørensen who was renting us boats and providing our gun. His wife Zennifer had managed to get our barrels of food and equipment collected from the Arctic Line office for us, so we were able to pack and leav... read more...
Palm Blogs (Sep 22) -
Earlier this summer I ran a commercial trip with Susan Doyle to the amazing Tara Canyon in Montenegro. Back on a cold Wicklow winter’s evening we were having dinner and decided we should run a trip abroad together. The list of countries to visit was long but we decided on Montenegro and the multi-day trip on the River Tara.
The Tara canyon is one of the most beautiful places I’ve been and was definitely the highlight of everyone’s trip. The group were a mix of paddlers who found the grade 3 multi-day challenging but not too much so. It was the first time any of the group had taken on a challenge like this, paddling on the river for three days with all their gear and camping by the river. It’s is an excellent first-time multi-day for many reasons:
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