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Himalayan Whitewater Challenge 2014

Posted by DesMes on January 9th, 2015 Posted in Events, Friends of Desperate Measures, Paddling News

                             Himalayan Whitewater Challenge 2014!   Riverside at the festival on the Trisuli River. Photo Scotty Hall This year saw the 13th Himalayan Whitewater Challenge (Festival), which is Asia’s biggest whitewater rafting and kayaking event. The festival was started in 2002 by Pete Astles at Peak UK and has grown ever since. The event takes […]

Review:- 2014 Peak River Guide Vest

Posted by DesMes on September 18th, 2014 Posted in Friends of Desperate Measures, Paddling News, Product News & Information

Friends of the shop Matty Nicholas and Sal Montgomery, have just sent us this review of the Peak River Guide Vest We have now been using the 2014 Peak UK River Guide PFD for six months. In this time we have travelled to New Zealand, Scotland, France and Italy, and paddled extensively in England. The […]

Jules Burnard: A Guide to Open Canoe Outfitting, Voyageur Coaching

Posted by Jules, Voyageur Coaching on May 28th, 2012 Posted in Friends of Desperate Measures, Paddling Know-How, Paddling News, Product News & Information

Outfitting your Open Canoe and giving it that personal touch is what truly gives it an identity and really makes it your own. This can however appear quite a daunting task and a mini adventure in its self, especially when starting from scratch and when a new boat is involved. So after having recently fitted my latest boat, I thought I would share my experiences and offer some of my thoughts and guidance. (By Jules Bernard of Voyageur Coaching)