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Tim Burne

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Name: Tim Burne
Date registered: January 3, 2012

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  1. British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2017 – Selection Event — December 14, 2016
  2. Save the Conwy – Action required! — May 5, 2015
  3. Mexico for mere mortals — February 1, 2015
  4. British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2015 – Selection Event — November 11, 2014
  5. Boating in the Caucasus mountains — August 6, 2014

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British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2017 – Selection Event

The British Universities Kayaking Expeditions have been running every other year since 2005, and the teams selected have chosen all manner of interesting destinations to explore, from Siberia in the north, to Madagascar in south. Venezuela in the west to Vietnam in the east. Students from around the country are invited to submit paper applications which …

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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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Mexico for mere mortals

I’m pretty lucky to get good leave allowance where I work, so can usually get away for one foreign “lads” boating trip a year on harder rivers, plus one holiday with my better half which (due to her understanding my kayaking addiction) usually involves a good amount of boating – though generally at a more …

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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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Boating in the Caucasus mountains

A paddling trip to Georgia (the country) has been on my radar for a long time, so when some friends went out there a few years ago I was interested to hear their tales upon their return about some great rivers with easy logistics and largely road-side paddling. Further information from a German friend who …

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Grecian Odyssey

Just returned from a weeks boating trip to north western Greece over the Easter break. Despite the weather being uncharacteristically cold (apparently making national news in the country) the water levels remained good, and the sun came out just enough to make the decision of taking shorts instead of a drysuit the right one.


Ten days in Ecuador

I asked a friend a while ago when a holiday becomes an expedition – his answer was that if you come back weighing less than when you left, it’s an expedition. Whilst I like this definition, it was a moot point on this trip. There was no way it could have risked turning into an …

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Chasing Rain

Unlike the biblical rains of last year, this summer has seen the usual low low levels more often associated with the UK’s summer. There has been the occasional day of drizzle, but nothing to really bring the rivers into condition for extended periods of time. Nevertheless, a combination of keeping a close eye on the …

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Sulawesi exploration

Whilst flying out the not-so-successful expedition to Papua in 2011, our plane stopped off en route to re-fuel. We had no idea where we were, and we popped into the airport for a quick Nasi Goreng and to find out. Discovering we were in Sulawesi set my brain into gear. I have the pleasure of …

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Return to Indonesia

Last year I took part in a rather intense expedition to explore a jungle river in Papua in eastern Indonesia. Whilst we didn’t succeed in descending as much of the river as hoped, it opened my eyes to the huge variety of cultures, wildlife and landscapes that Indonesia has to offer. I got married in …

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