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Oct
29

Upper Swale, waterfall section

The waterfall section of the Upper Swale lies above Muker on the B6270, Swaledale. Sarah had paddle the day before in optimum flows and we caught it today as the level dropped off, a bit scrapy here and there, the main features were not far from being perfect. Upper Kisden, running hard right at this flow The […]

Oct
23

Supersize me! The Tees.

We knew it had been raining it was just a question of where, passing over the Swale on the A1, ditch low, the Greta on the A66, you could walk down it, Abbey rapids on the Middle Tees looked interesting, Bowlees Beck was certainly flowing, The Tees was almost out of its banks, huge. We […]

Oct
23

Climbing High

by Jo  So as a great man once said (or was it Driller), Get out, Do stuff.So I packed my rock-shoes and chalk bag and hit the world.  First up, the desert.Id always wanted to experience deserts but a distinct lack of rivers had pretty well knocked this off our joint hit list.So when a […]

Oct
22

Bowlees Beck, Teesdale

Flowing into the Tees below Low Force, Bowlees Beck is very short with 3 decent drops, the last one under a bridge with a chain across the river, guarding the entrance to the drop. Previousley we have ducked under the chain but at todays levels that was a no no, we hooked a line under […]

Oct
20

Injury Corner

Had an injury, tell us about it. Lets face it, doing what we do, its gona happen, sooner or later youre gona crock yourself and worst case scenario you find yourself fast tracking through triage at your local A&E.That said if you want to pay a visit to the cutting edge of the NHS you could […]

Oct
04

Zambezi – other stuff to do

There is more than offer than paddling whilst you are there Micorlights Booze Cruise Walking Safari

Oct
04

The Zambezi – how to do it

Mosi-oa-Tunya, the smoke that thunders, better known to you and me as Victoria Falls, formed by the Zambezi river falling dropping 100m on its 1,674 mile journey to the ocean provides what World White Water describes as the most impressive put in, anywhere, and who am I to argue. Once you have decided you want […]

Oct
03

3 Days down the Zambezi

The 3 day trip down the Zambezi, starting from rapid number one below Victoria Falls to Upper Moemba is a classic. Ferrying across the boiling pot below the Zim minus Rapids Sven has been in Zambia for ten seasons and has been operating in Livingstone Zambia for 5 years and knows the river better than most, get in […]