April Showers

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We all arrived early to Slovenia this Spring.  Late March was cold, and Gene17’s new base 22 Trnovo was a complete construction site.  The building team were a little be hide our time line, and although the new windows and doors had been installed, the interior and exterior walls were a long way from completion.  With Simon our MD onsite … Read More

D4DR WW Induction Weekend in North Wales

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I took up paddle sport in spring 2005 with Port of Plymouth Canoeing Association looking for a leisure activity which would get me outdoors, meeting people and getting fit. It has given me all of this and so much more, and now, nearly three years later I am embarking on what I hope will be the adventure of a lifetime. … Read More

Early Spring in Slovenia

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Snow, dust, snow, dust and warmer days is pretty much how I can sum up the last month. Numerous snowboarding days with Spring conditions, and afternoons on the river, have been an ideal start to the season. Here in Slovenia, considerable progress has been made at 22 Trnovo, Gene17’s Soča base. The other day, Dave Carroll and myself moved in, … Read More

Advanced White Water Safety & Rescue Weekend 1st/2nd March 2008

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White water safety and rescue is of those courses that I have been meaning to do for a while. In the end I bit the bullet, asked around my friends and got together a group of 8 people to do the course with Gene17. To be honest I wasn’t really looking forward to it that much as I thought it … Read More

New Paddling Adventure on the Tsarap Zanskar

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Due to demand, Matt Tidy our in house Himalayan expert has set up a trip to the Tsarap Zanskar this year. We’ll be heading out at the end of our busy Summer season in Europe to Ladakh in India for one of world’s finest WW adventures. This will be a demanding expedition style trip including a 7-day self-supported journey through the … Read More

Our New D4DR WW

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“D4DR” the Adventure Gene, whether you have it or not, our instructor training programme is for those paddler’s wish to guide, lead, co-ordinate white water adventures Our 8 week programme will be built around 3 core areas; River Guiding, Rescue Technician & Kayak Coaching. Where possible international recognised qualifications and training will be offered to ensure the widest employment possibilities.Located … Read More