2017 saw maintenance shutdowns on many of the large hydroelectric dams in Scotland. Thanks to them being broken we got reliable water levels on some incredible rivers. This video includes footage from the Affric, Conon and Clyde.
(+ others who held the camera at some points)
So part 2 comes out before part 1. So what star wars messed around with the order and it was one of the most successful film series of all time.
Anyway... Having split from Rory, Gareth, Owen and Thys, and following a long drive north from the Alps the three Peden brothers and Duncan Stewart hit Norway and at some points joined with Barry and Aoife racked up the vertical and horizontal miles. The Norwegian lines where we were not upside down backwards or swimming down drops and slides are what make up part 2. Enjoy!!
Calum Peden - Green Burn (most of the time)
Murray Peden - Orange Raptor (most of the time)
Jamie Peden - Red Stomper (most of the time)
Duncan Stewart - Yellow Stomper (most of the time)
Barry Loughnane - Green Zen
Its Scotland... Its winter... Wait, what, its winter? Na no way. Doesn't it snow in winter in Scotland?
With El Niño driven weather systems wreaking havoc across the UK destroying roads, bridges, caravan parks, and rewriting the record books for almost every river, this winter has been a good one so far for the boating.
"El Niño" shows the highlights of my 2015/16 Autumn and Winter including:
The first Nessie descent of the full river Moriston
A duo descent of the Falls of Lui
A high Pol Dubh Falls
The Allt nan Giubhas which drains Glencoe Ski area
The Salachan Burn
A potential first descent at the top of the Glen Muick road called the Allt Darrarie
The Falls of Muick
The North Esk @ 3.3m
And a very definite first descent of the Allt an Beag (at the end)
Ben Thompson - "What A Day" - https://soundcloud.com/bendthompson
Berliner Philharmoniker - Edvard Grieg "In the Hall of the Mountain King"
Calum Peden - Nessie Duo, Red Topo Duo, Orange Wavesport Mutant, Green and White Pyranah Burn, Green ZET Veloc.
Murray Gauld - Nessie Duo
Rory Inglis - Red Topo Duo, Lime Green ZET Raptor,
Jonny Hawkins - Red and White Pyranah Burn
Murray Peden - Green ZET Veloc
Will Mawdsley - Orange Wavesport Habitat
Jamie Peden - Red Liquid Logic Stomper
Mitchell Roper - Orange ZET Raptor
Gareth Lake - Jaffa Pyranah Kanarli
Leslie Simpson - Jaffa Pyranah Kanarli