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Thursday, October 12, 2006

First descent Jepu Chu

Photo - The Jepu catchment

The day was by far the coldest we have had, fresh snow settled all day and a chiling wind blew directly up the valley freezing our hands and faces.

One may question pushing higher to run low volume steep creeks when you in a country that possesses some of the biggest rivers in the world.
The team shared mixed reviews about the Jepu, and we had a good time observing these reactions! Taking the good with the bad, we paddled 10km, and portaged numerous out of control rock infested rapids that had the boys cursing as the boulders we climbed up and over were covered in a greasy film of silt and slime.

One clasice in the moment comment to come from the day was during a particularly manky stretch. Myself loving the adventure conveyed this to one of the team who quickly said, "if your loving paddling this piece of shit river mate, you should go take a look at the crap that's all over Scotland"

Right at home, Eden Sinclair.

Six hours at river level, scouting every 30m, Matt Tidy, always a watchful eye.

A long cold day out but warming up and happy to be off before dark.Dave loves his tea!

We pulled the kayaks off the water, got changed in front of fifty
curious locals and headed straight to the nearest shack for a
warm meal and celebratory beer.

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