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Tim Burne

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Name: Tim Burne
Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2024 – Selection Event — November 20, 2023
  2. British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2017 – Selection Event — December 14, 2016
  3. Save the Conwy – Action required! — May 5, 2015
  4. Mexico for mere mortals — February 1, 2015
  5. British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2015 – Selection Event — November 11, 2014

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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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Wet West Paddlefest 2012

The annual Wet West Paddlefest, now in it’s 8th year took place last weekend, and as per usual was awesome. The lure of guaranteed dam releases on the Moriston and Garry rivers, in combination with the obligatory party was too much for many to resist, and there were all sorts of familiar faces bobbing around the …

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Endless summer rain

Any UK boater who’s not been lucky enough to disappear overseas this summer, will have no doubt noticed that this summer has been a rather exceptional one for paddling.


Pyranha at the Welsh Rivers Book Launch

The bible of Welsh river running, first written in the 1990’s by Chris Sladden, has long been the go-to book for river beta for boating in Wales. However, despite two re-prints since it’s intital publication, it hasn’t been available since 2008… the reason being that a new works was in the making. Patrick Clissold and Tom …

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Scotland: A trip of two halves

Scotland is always unpredictable when it comes to weather, and at easter it lived up to its reputation. The trip started driving north in the sunshine, stopping off at Glasgow for an epic kebab en route. The first few days were pretty dry, so instead of using the usual fallback option of falling off a …

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Dee River Festival 2012

The inaugural Dee River Festival took place on 24th/25th March, at Mile End Mill on the Dee. Whilst the rain gods were otherwise engaged meaning low water levels, this did mean that the sun was out in force for the entire weekend making for an incredibly relaxed weekend of boating, beers and banter. Beth going …

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Claim it!

The kayaking world isn’t like the mountaineering world. Traditionally being gentlemen of high regard, mountaineers have always kept accurate records of their achievements. Kayakers, traditionally being scumbags, have not. This has led to much pub (and internet) based based banter over who ran what first. It’s getting more and more difficult to find that elusive …

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Rain… Finally!

Any boaters on this side of the pond will have noticed that the last few months have been exceptionally poor for getting out boating. Last weekend I’d all but given up hope – not even checked the forecast for rain – but took boats along to help out with safety at a swimming event on …

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British Universities Kayaking Expedition 2011 – Selection Event

For those that don’t know, the first of the modern day British Universities Kayaking Expeditions was in 2005 with a successful month-long trip to Kyrgyzstan. Since then, the expeditions have gone ahead every other year with the destination in 2007 being Siberia/Mongolia, and in 2009 to Vietnam. The selection process happens the year before the …

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Mission: Italy

Well, Italy was obviouslythe place to be in May. Four separate blog posts from for separate Team-Pyranha paddlers in the last few months. I’ve heard plenty of people rave about the place in the past, and have been desperate to get out there for a while now. Photo: Jim Pullen Fortunately I managed to find …

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