This autumn and early winter in Devon has been great. A full course programme for both Deb Pinniger & Simon Westgarth, plus a guest appearance from Jakub Sedivy too. In October Dartmoor got 223mm of rain and a further 227mm in November, made for many warm and wet days on the rivers.
During the recent Gene17 Adventure Paddlers Weekend, Rowan James, Tom Botterill and Jakub Sedivy providing a stellar line up. Talks from Asia, India and stories of the Dart too. Highlights included epic flood conditions on the Dart, and tails of running blind canyons in Kyrgyzstan. 4/6 December 2020 is next year's event.
Whilst it was great to have the team together in Devon, successes to celebrate include; Jakub Sedivy being selected as an Olympus Ambassador, Rowan James secures a full Team Palm deal, Deb Pinniger is but a few chapters of completing her PhD, and Simon Westgarth starts lecturing as an Associate Professor in Lillehammer for the spring term, (which is done thankfully before the paddling season starts). Great news for everyone to end the year, and look forward to 2020.
Which means it is time for us all to wish to a Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year.