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OT: alpacka pack rafts
uwhp510
17/09/2012
1:38:00 PM
On 15/09/2012 SteveC wrote:
>Anyway it sounded like a whole load of type 2 fun. But a little bit of
>preparation, such as wearing a wetsuit and bringing 2 kilos of jellybeans
>would make it survivable.

How many kilos of jellybeans do you reckon you need to get through the innocuous and unavoidable sieve halfway down? Or the multiple foot entrapment possibilities?

This isn't really the right section for sh1ts and giggles with a tyre tube fellas. It looks really mellow at the put in, but the gradient picks up a heap.

SteveC
17/09/2012
9:46:00 PM
Excellent, I've been misinterpreted on the internet.
For all the other people who didn't get it. The story of fools managing to survive something they hadn't prepared for was the nexus for me wanting to prepare for something that I can survive, manageably.
widewetandslippery
17/09/2012
9:58:35 PM
I also would like to point out my glenbrook adventure was a major snafu. Climberman, anyone up for some boating? I have a list of options, hours to days.

SteveC
17/09/2012
10:01:25 PM
On 17/09/2012 climberman wrote:
>SteveC - lack of snow this October ! Should be the best October in a decade

Yeah, just as long as the rain stops. anyway 3 weeks until the resorts close, I quit work, the CP road opens (hopefuly) and all the whakdudes go back to wherever they go, then its spring corn season on the main range!
climberman
18/09/2012
9:21:53 AM
On 17/09/2012 SteveC wrote:
>On 17/09/2012 climberman wrote:
>>SteveC - lack of snow this October ! Should be the best October in a
>decade
>
>Yeah, just as long as the rain stops. anyway 3 weeks until the resorts
>close, I quit work, the CP road opens (hopefuly) and all the whakdudes
>go back to wherever they go, then its spring corn season on the main range!

Woo hoo !
climberman
18/09/2012
9:22:49 AM
On 17/09/2012 widewetandslippery wrote:
>I also would like to point out my glenbrook adventure was a major snafu.
>Climberman, anyone up for some boating? I have a list of options, hours
>to days.

WWS - possibly - am looking to stretch the ski season out for a bit.

Check in with some of the guys on the alpacka forum though in the Aust/NZ sub forum.
uwhp510
18/09/2012
11:58:01 AM
Hey Steve, sorry I wasn't trying to have a go (well sort of, but that's half the fun of the internet right :) ...). Just saying that I'd jump on something a bit (or a lot) more forgiving than that particular run to start with. I've paddled that section a few of times and wouldn't necessarily back myself to know exactly where the sieve is (and I know about it and would be looking for it). And if you accidentally head down the lead in to the river wide sieve, (which is really deceiving because it looks super nice and easy) you are pretty likely to drown. Also, should you come out of the raft, swimming the bouldery rapids in the snowies always carries at least some risk of foot entrapment, even on relatively mellow stuff, plus then there's logs and stuff... If it was me, I'd be starting out on the lower bit of the snowy (from the rafters put in road) or even from the Thredbo village down to Ngarigo or something first up.

SteveC
19/09/2012
6:02:28 PM
yeah thanks uwhup. actually I know that I know so little of whitewater paddling so that I wouldn't jump into the thredbo river in a plastic kayak, let alone a rubber tube, these guys were lucky that they managed to fail early. I'll be starting low if I get one of these rubberduckies.

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