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Kayaking In The Shadow Of Everest

Before he was guiding for Backshall, before he became synonymous with the Himalayas, before so much more Daz Clarkson-King was kayaking in the shadow of Everest in October 2003.

Kayaking In The Shadow Of Everest
Kayaking In The Shadow Of Everest
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Movie Monday (On A Tuesday) 25 December 2018

Welcome to Movie Monday (On A Tuesday) 25 December 2018 at Unsponsored. We hope you all have a happy Christmas and a safe paddle into the New Year.

Movie Monday (On A Tuesday) 25 December 2018

Have a great day and enjoy!

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Rafting the Kali Gandaki

The Kali Gandaki is a River and Soul favorite! This river is named after the Goddess of Destruction, Kali, and known for sixty rapids in 60 minutes. The Kali Gandaki is normally a 3 day trip however you can up it to a 4 day trip by starting further upstream if you are keen for it. It is full of thrills, twists and turns, ending in a calm jade green reservoir.

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Movie Monday 1 January 2018

Well here it is, the first Movie Monday of 2018. Welcome to Movie Monday 1 January 2018 at Unsponsored.

Movie Monday 1 January 2018

Happy New Year!

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How I Accidentally Became A Guide

Darren Clarkson King of Pure Land Expeditions is making a short lecture tour at the beginning of 2018 before he heads back to the Himalayas.

How I Accidentally Became A Guide

4th Jan 2018 7pm http://www.bradbingcc.co.uk/daz/ (Bradford & Bingley CC)

27th Jan 2018 6pm North East Kayaks & Paddles

1 Feb 2018 time TBC AS Watersports

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River And Soul – Best Of Both Worlds

River and Soul is an up-and-coming Adventure and Cultural Tour company operating in Nepal and they are gearing up for the new season! Launching some epic White water activities whilst also getting people into the depths of ‘the real Nepal’. River and Soul Adventures will take you off the beaten tourist track to really experience life in rural Nepal while fuelling your adrenaline needs. Callum, the owner of River and Soul has spent a lot of time in Nepal, both as a river guide and living with locals. Not only guiding adventures on the rivers he has worked with local communities in schools to develop education and build a great relationships. So when you visit, it’s not just another village visit, it’s as if you’re walking into a friend’s hometown.

In April 2018, the spring season is opening with one of River and Soul’s favourite tours ‘Best of Both’. Not only offering an awesome mixture of epic white water rivers and cultural experiences, it is kicking off with a whopping 25% off the tour cost! Running for 13 days the trip offers Cultural Homestays, 5 days rafting some epic white water, day treks and city tours.

Callum Running Harkapur – Nepal’s largest commercially run rapid

Callum Running Harkapur – Nepal’s largest commercially run rapid

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Movie Monday 31 July 2017

Welcome to Movie Monday 31 July 2017. The UK monsoon season is hopefully about to begin. In the meantime for a little mental whitewater warmup here is Movie Monday from Unsponsored HQ.

Movie Monday 31 July 2017

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Thuli Spirit

The Rivers of Nepal have long enchanted my imagination. The adventures they provide seem endless. As we progress in life we sort after new challenges. Dreams lay plans like eggs waiting to hatch. The idea of Soloing a longer river has captured my imagination for sometime now.

Thuli Spirit

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Movie Monday 23 January 2017

Good morning Monday. It’s Movie Monday 23 January 2017 here at Unsponsored HQ and we would like to invite you to check out the edits we have gathered and listed below.

Movie Monday 23 January 2017

This may well be one of my favourites!

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Humla Karnali 2016

Kailash, that proud mountain in Tibet, the source of the mighty Indus, Karnali, Sutlej and Siang. These rivers carving deep from the high Himalayas, draining all the way to the lowlands. The lofty heights are a sacred site for 4 of the world’s religions, Buddhism, Jain, Hindu and Bon. The mighty Karnali flowing, as it does, in the Hindu country of Nepal can easily be seen as coming from the throne of Shiva. It is no wonder that just to go kayaking the Karnali, the Humla, or the tributaries offers the chance for spiritual awaking. It is a place that offered more than a simple set of strokes. A place where thoughts can come without the stress of modern life.

When Lord Krishna manifested before Arjun, before the words were stolen by Oppenheimer, when the Gita was pure and undiluted, its sole intent to motivate Arjun, ‘Now, I am become death, the destroyer of worlds’. That’s what this river did.

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A Return to Nepal – Episode 2: The Bhote Koshi

A Return to Nepal - Episode 2: The Bhote Koshi

Luke Partridge and Jamie Greenhalgh return to one of their favourite White water kayaking destinations on the planet, Nepal.

This time with a big objective in mind, the mighty Humla Karnarli!

Follow this series of episodes as they prepare for their expedition and tag along on some of the best whitewater in the world!

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The Upper Bhote Koshi

Flowing from high in the mountains of Tibet, the mighty Upper Bhote Koshi winds it’s way across the border from it’s source on the Zhangzabo glacier into Nepal before becoming the Sun Kosi and continuing it’s journey in to India. In 2014 a landlside of gargantuan proportions occurred in the Lamo Sangho area, depositing an estimated 13.5 million tonnes of rock upon the town thats was there. The dam that resulted drowned much of the landscape upstream and the river was changed dramatically.

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The river still offers world class whitewater, and is one of the most famous runs in the Himalaya, offering quality commercial rafting trips on the lower sections and harder test-piece kayaking in the upper gorges.

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