I hate trees. Most of my river swims have been a result of a close encounter with a tree strung across the river.
Sam Ellis hooked up with a tree a couple of days back on the Lower Vent. This was a lucky escape.
We’ve had some good water levels here in the North East over the last few weeks and Sam has managed to take full advantage. Keep charging – 2016 And Back In The Game!
Storm Desmond hit the UK hard last weekend with an unprecedented amount of rain falling in a very short time. Many rivers in the North were simply too high to paddle. However some of the smaller burns and creeks came into play pretty quickly. Martin Butler and crew were on Eggleston Burn last weekend making the most of the bad weather.
What a weekend, the UK took a battering over the course of the weekend with water levels. The Tees rose to just under 3m at Middleton over the weekend. That is almost twice the height normally seen at this time of year.
Friend of Unsponsored Sam Ellis ran Low Force at these super high levels. To put this into context this is what Low Force typically look likes.
Sam Ellis has created this superb edit of him out in Alaska earlier this year. Sam is truly an outstanding paddler and easily ranks up there with the best paddlers the world has to offer.
What makes him really outstanding is that he is a really nice guy. Keep charging Sam.
Pokin the Stoke – Hitting the Swale on Sunday with Sam & Ben for some fun lines and good times!
Almost 10 years prior the FatCats dropped into the Cispus with high flows and hole bunch of naivety. It was a long, burly hike out but not this time!!
Unsponsored’s little brother River has been very quiet of late. It turns out he has been working on a little winter edit focussing on his love of his Liquidlogic Stinger kayak. In Longboats For Life – Local Length, River takes us on a journey through the joy of owning and paddling a big boat, they aren’t just for flat water touring you know!