Sunday, September 18, 2011

French Alp Trips Summer 2011

I have just spent two weeks paddling and coaching white water kayaking and canoeing in the French Alps. Working with Kelvin Horner and accompanied by Kevin Beattie we ran a Beginners Alps Trip and then an Intermediate Alps trip to paddlers from across the UK based out of L’Argentiere.

Claire and Tom chatting boofs and flares in the sun

This was my first trip without a play boat for many years and it was great to be back onto the rivers and enjoying journeying down these fantastic alpine runs. The weather was great and the scenery and rivers were unreal. France is an amazing place to go paddle and explore and is a great place to develop your white water skills. It is one of those rare places that has something for everyone whatever your craft, style, ability or skill.

Claire and Coach Kev enjoying a morning run on the Gyr

Bob dropping into the waterfall run on the Fornel

Congratulations to everyone who joined us thanks for giving your all and putting 100% into every day. It was great to see you all progress and develop through the weeks and it was a pleasure to paddle with you all.

Kelvin enjoying a well earned break above Chateau Q gorge

I look forward to running more trips next summer. If you would like to find out more about our Alpine trips please contact me on