Went out again to the kayaking mecca that is Campertogno in the Italian Alps, this time driving down from London with Tony B in his AMG performance paddle wagon. Through the Mont Blanc tunnel and all those super scenic alpine roads.
Had the middle week with super-guide Stu P and his two buddies Jen & Steve doing Lower Sermenza, Mastellone, Alpine Sprint, Egua, etc. Got the falls & boof ledges of the Gronda paddled as well.
Even had a stroll up to Heidi's place for lunch and to blether on about the "trotti" catchers and the proper line down the upper sorba!
Levels were coming up due to the daily thunderstorms so the choice of rivers was a regular debate in the campsite and some stuff became pretty tricky. Chris & Lyndon did Landwasser whilst I stood rescue duty - I now regret not pushing my level that day. Oli and Natty were there too.
All-in-all a good 3 weeks of changing groups and rivers; lots of it at grade 4+/5- but this year without the sun of 2017.