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Valldal Road Trip Norway 2015

Valldal Road Trip Norway 2015

A week with Gene 17 on the Valldal Road Trip.

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Next Generation Training

I first became inspired to enter the outdoor industry on a trip to Val Sesia with Gene17 when I was working for a bank, feeling pretty lost in life and confused by what my future held.

An (almost certainly) off the cuff comment from one of our coaches at the time saw me on an intensive outdoor instructor training course less than a year later, and I haven’t looked back since.

Next Generation Training

Each year Gene17 invite applications to come and join them on a week of intensive training aimed at those wishing to improve, or enter high end whitewater guiding. This year Me, Bastien and Matt were all lucky enough to be offered a place, along with another six paddlers from the UK and Europe.

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Gene17Kayaking Norway Road Trip

Gene17Kayaking Norway Road Trip

Capturing the highlights of a Creeking Norway with Gene17Kayaking during a summer adventure. Travelling from Sjoa, through Rauma pass the Troll Wall to Valldal and back via Geiranger Fjord, this road trip takes in some of the best white water in Norway and tourist attractions of the west coast too.

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Unsponsored 2011 Q&A Series – Simon Westgarth

Simon Westgarth – BCU level 5 coach, science teacher, author, film maker, founder of Gene17, explorer, adventurer, traveller, designer…

Simon is truly at the forefront of Kayaking in the UK and it is a great honour to have Simon take part in the 2011 Unsponsored Q&A series.


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