Holme Pierrpont - White Water Training
31st July - 1st August 2004


What a pair! Louisa had badly blocked sinuses and i must be the only person to get gastroenteritis BEFORE going to Holme Pierrpont. Downside was; no energy to paddle and after a brief but thrilling swim through the looping pool and some very feeble ferry gliding, I called it a day. Upside was, We got loads of throwline practice and I took nearly 1000 photos. Here is a selection that I feel sums up the excitement, skill development and in many cases, sheer abandon to the river demons :)

Huge respect to those who look like they had never been on white water before, but kept returning again and again (frequently swimming) and the paddler who succesfully completed an eskimo rescue in the looping pool - very cool.

And of course, there were some great moves from the more experienced paddlers, plenty of loops and cartwheels to wet the apetite, including a coaching session from Mark Birkbeck the resident pro (bottom of the page in the green riot).

If you would like to order prints of any of the shots click here.








Print prices

£15.00 for an 8x11 print - £20.00 for a 15x10 print.

Images are printed on a professional 6 colour photo printer from 3000x2000 dpi originals. Printed on Permajet Oyster 271g semi-matt or gloss paper which is superb quality, water resistant and UV protected.

Prices include VAT, first class postage and packaging. Next day special delivery is an additional £3.00 - prints will not be dispatched until funds have cleared.



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Please include the following information for each print you require:

1) picture reference number (on the title bar of the pop-up picture)

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