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Bike2Boat Alps

I love watching videos that have a good dose of adventure and Bike2Boat Alps has stacks of adventure. The team made up of Olaf Obsommer, Jens Klatt, Adrian Mattern and Bren Orton travel 750km distance and 8000m of climbing with their paddling gear moving from river to river by bike. By removing the need for motorised transport the guys manage to complete the adventure with a low ecological impact.

Bike2Boat Alps
Bike2Boat Alps

Carrying some much kit on a trailer towed behind a bike with cooked brakes makes for some scary/comedic downhill action.

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Viamala from Oscar Mcburney on Vimeo.

With its beautiful turquoise water and 200+ foot cliffs, the Viamala, rätoromanisch for “treacherous path” is a true gem in Swiss whitewater. Through its general absence of water throughout the year due to a dam directly at the put-in to the classic lower section, this river is a true delight no matter what the water level. With clean lines through deep boulder gardens and stunning scenery this really is the place to be when it is running.

Schuls Gorge

Schuls Gorge from BALL-FLO (Nicky and Rosie) on Vimeo.

Schuls is a fun little warm up run on the Swiss Inn, with some easy rapids it’s a good section for less experienced paddlers who may be in the Alps for the first time.

The Big Melt

I headed out to the French Alps this summer with Exeter Uni Canoe Club. We arrived just as the snowmelt started, which was rather late this year. That meant big bouncy levels!

The Big Melt from Matt Langdon on Vimeo.

Soundtrack: The White Panda – Mo Free Mo Fallin

French Alps Evening Blast

French Alps evening blast from Nouria Newman on Vimeo.

Oh F*ck 2

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Following the Success of the first video. Here is a second video of more carnage from the same trip. Rivers include, Fornel, Sermenza, Sermenzena, Egua, Sorba, Mastellone and the Sesia.

Oh F*ck 2 from Chris Kayley on Vimeo.

Alpine Kayaking Part 1 of 6 : The Middle Guil

Kayaking on the middle guil for more read my blog

Alpine Kayaking Part 1 of 6 :The Middle Guil from robert kierans on Vimeo.

Oh F*ck! – By Chris Kayley

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Selection of some of the Carnage to our summer Trip to Italy. Rivers include; Sesia, Egua, Sermenzena, Sermenza, Mastellone.

Oh F*ck! from Chris Kayley on Vimeo.

Italian Alps – May 2013

Friend of Unsponsored and all round good guy Mark Mulrain has spent a bit of time this year finding some of the best whitewater in Italy. Enjoy.

Italian Alps – May 2013 from Mark Mulrain on Vimeo.

TUKC – French Alps – Triple Step

North Alps Trip Log – Austria & Switzerland

Mark Mulrain along with a few friends spent a couple of weeks out paddling in the North Alps. Mark has kindly agreed to his North Alps trip log being published on Unsponsored.

The log details the runs and overall costs incurred during the trip. This should prove to be a useful guide for anyone thinking about paddling out in the Alps. Prices are correct for July 2012 and exchange rates are based upon the published rates on the 23/07/12.

Austria 2012 – 4 Groups of 1 from Mark Mulrain on Vimeo.

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