Last year we had a custom carbon pole made by our friends over at Vertical Element Paddles. Essentially we wanted a light weight and adjustable camera boom that would work with the GoPro range of cameras. VE came up with the goods.
We have had some series rain over the last month here in the North East of England. The water table is topped up and it doesn’t take much to get the rivers flowing high.
The River Tees from High Force to Low Force isn’t that #sTEESy at high levels. Mathew Wilkinson takes a dip and swims with a little help to safety.
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.
Unsponsored’s little brother River has been quiet lately. Thankfully he has broken out of the house and managed to catch some early summer water here at home in the UK.
It’s fast, manoverable, responsive and roomy! Great for multi-days and Soooo much fun to paddle. What more do you want?!
roho.co.uk to demo then to inevitably buy yours.
A quick mash up of footage from the Tees river race this weekend. Typically after all the rain we have had recently, this week has been dry and the Upper Tees was about as low as it gets but that didn’t stop a great turn out of 40 super keen north east paddlers.
A great little event took place today. A number of like minded friends got together and paddled a great piece of water. The water was low but the day was still superb.
Hot on the heals of the Tyne Tour, the Tees Tour was a much smaller grassroots Uni event held last weekend. Paddlers from Newcastle University, Durham University, Teesside University, Leeds University and others gathered in the market town of Barnard Castle for a weekend of paddling.
Had a quick run up to Low Force on the River Tees (UK) today. Met a few local boaters portaging Low Force. The river was on the rise and the tow back didn’t look great.
Photos from the 10th of March 2012.
Had a great paddle today, with a great group of guys/gals. I may have also witnessed the youngest paddler ever to paddle high to low force. More about that later.