Worldwide Adventures

Nepal 2007 – travelled with Dave Fairweather and Giles Brunning for a month in Nepal – the main aim was to paddle the Thule Bheri (article for CKUK can be downloaded here).  Blog entries at the time: ‘A Nepalese warm-up’ and ‘The Thule Bheri’.

Chris Smith - Pyranha Burn - Nepal Kayak Trip

Portugal 2006not everyone was convinced we’d find water but we went one better – we found amazing white water water!

Dom on the mighty Mouro

 Most of the information is contained in an article written for CKUK which can be downloaded here.

Madagascar 2006– I was awarded the Mike Jones Award and recieved a Winston Churchill Memorial Trust travelling fellowship.  With this I travelled to Madagascar for 2 months to explore some new white water and discovers the hidden delights of this amazing country. 


 My full report can be seen here.

America 2006 – paddling trip some of the Man Met old Boys, 3 weeks in the eastern States – South Carolina up to Pennsylvania.  Road trippin and paddling the classics – Chatooga, Ocoee, Cheat, Yough, New etc…  

Bob and Chris on the Sink, Little River

Costa Rica 2005I had one week with the Scottish surf team who were competing out there and then 2-3 weeks paddling with Ben and Martine.  Then about a month or so travelling around bits of Central America.  I went back to Turrialba for a week at the end and boated a bit more with Diego.

Chris on Poza Azul - 10m


3 Responses to “Worldwide Adventures”

  1. gonepaddling Says:

    Hi Chris

    I’m heading to Madagascar in August – and happened to read your article in Canoe Focus. Sounds wicked.

    If you have any more detailed info or suggestions left over from your trip, it would be great to hear from you. I’ve made contact with Gilles who’s already being really helpful.

    I’ll try to contact the Poly as well, but if you happen to hear of any other paddlers who’ll be there in august please could put us in touch.



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