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04
Nov

Snowdon Kayak Challenge Success!!

Just weeks after the success ofcompleting the biggest fundraising effort to date The Children’s Kayak Charitable Trust  celebrates getting into the record books!! The transportation of a 40lb 9R kayak to the summit of Mount Snowdon in Wales pushed our team of 13 volunteers to their limits and beyond…. they braved rough terrain and freezing temperatures to …

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20
Oct

Balkan Rivers Days – 72 Hours for Rivers

Shortest way to explain what was going on from September 24th – 27th in Serbia is to describe it as Unconventional gathering of River lovers. Imagine 120 River conservationists from 18 countries hanging out in the most amazing place just next to the mighty Sava River in the most vibrant city and the former capital …

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22
Jul

The Snowdon Kayak Challenge

This year our charity, The Children’s Kayak Charitable Trust based in Evesham will be completing their latest fundraising event by doing something that has never been attempted before….. Running to the summit of Mount Snowdon carrying a 40lb kayak. On the 11th October our group of volunteers will begin their run in the Steam Railway car park …

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25
Jun

The North Fork Championship 2015

The second weekend of June was the date, the IV North Fork Championship was going down in Banks, Idaho. The North Fork of the Payette is an awesome river that has 15 miles of amazing roadside whitewater. The water is warm, big and pushy making for lots of great rapids and hard moves. With the …

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22
May

Spare 2 Minutes to Help Save One of the Best Sections in Wales :)

As you may have seen in some of the other posts on here, a proposed hydro scheme on the Fairy Glen section of the Conwy is imminent. However, today you can help make a difference. To read up on more on this please visit: savetheconwy.com Then you can either email your own opinions to cynllunio@eryri-npa.gov.uk …

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05
May

Save the Conwy – Action required!

RWE are planning to install a hydro scheme on the river Conwy near Betws-y-Coed in North Wales. The plan is to abstract up to 6m³/s of the water in the Conwy, above Penmachno bridge, and divert it through ~2km of pipelines before returning it below the confluence with the Lledr. This section of river is …

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04
May

Pyranha takes 1st at the 1st Annual Goshen Rolling Rodeo

The “Goshen Pass” section of the Maury River is a classic mid-Atlantic run. A staple of every boater – from intermediate to expert – who lives in Virginia, it is the most reliable whitewater in the western part of the state. This section of river has hosted the crowd-favorite Goshen Race for eight years now. …

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16
Mar

Goshen Race 2015: Kicking A$$ in Goshen Pass

Sunday, March 15th was a bluebird beautiful day in western Virginia. The awesome weather and good flows on the Maury River brought out thirty paddlers from as far away as Ohio and D.C. for the 8th Annual Goshen Pass Downriver Race. The stoke was high as several young guns hoped to take home the 1st …

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11
Nov

British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2015 – Selection Event

pic by Tim Burne

The British Universities Kayaking Expedition‘s are entering their tenth year. Students from around the country were invited to submit paper applications which were scored by previous team members, with the top twenty being invited for a 3 day ‘selection event’ in North Wales. The hugely rainfall dependent boating conditions in Wales has required us to …

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05
Nov

Female Paddlers: An Update

You may remember us putting out a blog post back in August looking for more female ambassadors to join Team Pyranha; if you missed that, you can find it here: http://www.pyranha.com/blog/?p=16960 Shortly after the post was published, we were stunned by a tidal wave of emails, over 200 in fact, from a vast amount of …

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