D4DR WW 1st Week in Slovenia

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Leo collect all from the local airport, and we got under way with some intro paddling.  Here is a Youtube segment of the first week of D4DR WW. Enjoy 

Sjoa Progressive & Dynamic Trip Places

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Recently 2 paddlers, due to new appointments are now unable to join us 13-20th July in Sjoa. Whilst we are very happy for people to get new jobs, this leaves our first week in Sjoa a little light on the water. If you would like to join us in Sjoa for a week’s prime river running and coaching with Gene17, … Read More

Alpine ICU L5T & BCU 5*A WWK

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Recently our MD, Simon Westgarth attended an Irish Canoe Union, Level 5 Training course in Valsesia, as part of his progression on to the Training and Assessment panel for Level 5 Proficiency courses.  From the images you can see a mock rescue incident with a paddler midstream, and rescuer conducting the first aid, and evacuation.  Great stuff.By early June, Simon Westgarth … Read More

Granito Prefecto

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May 11-17 Val Sesia: Piemonte, Italy Tim spotting his landing on the Sorba slides I have been most fortunate to attend Gene17’s Steep Creeking Course in Piemonte, Italy in both 2007 and 2008. By anyone’s standards, Simon Westgarth, Matt Tidy, Dave Carroll & Deb Pinniger are world-class instructors. Their personal chemistry is exciting and infectious. They offered insightful information to each … Read More

Firing it up in Sesia

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One image of everyone from the Early May Steep Creeking Trip to Italy Wonderful, all the rest of the images can be found on G17K Piemonte 2008 Early May

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