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White Water South Alps: 65 Classic Runs for Kayaking & Rafting in France, Italy & Switzerland [Paperback]

Peter Knowles , Ian Beecroft
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Book Description

15 Nov 2011
This is an inspiring, high quality, paddling guidebook aimed at the recreational tourist kayaker, canoeist or rafter who is considering a holiday trip to the European Alps. It contains 65 classic runs in France, Italy and Switzerland. In the last 16 years this title has established itself as probably the most popular rivers guidebook in Europe. This new edition has been freshly researched, re-designed in full colour, completely re-written and updated. It now includes a brand new paddling area, 9 new rivers, 30 new full colour maps, numerous cartoons and a huge number of stunning and inspiring photographs. The South Alps are Europe's top destination for white water sports and this new edition reflects this with contributions from local experts and top international river runners. The authors are renowned expedition kayakers. It includes the best white water in Europe, and detailed rafting advice. It is conveniently grouped by centres. It offers expert travel and logistics advice. It features over 450 km of river descriptions and a huge variety of runs.

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  • Paperback: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Rivers Publishing UK; 3rd edition edition (15 Nov 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 095506144X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0955061448
  • Product Dimensions: 17.2 x 24 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (8 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 24,002 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Peter Knowles was on one of the early Grand Canyon Kayaking Trips in 1973 and was run over by a 10m motorised raft on one of the large rapids. This near drowning didn't put him off and it started a love of big white water and a lifetime paddling major rivers around the world.

He first travelled to Nepal and the Himalayas in 1983 and then fell in love with the country. Since then he has paddled and explored almost all the major rivers of the Himalayas - from the Afghan border to the mighty Brahmaputra and probably more than anyone else alive today. He has led over 40 trips and expeditions and made many first descents in Nepal, Pakistan, India, Tibet and Bhutan.

He has appeared numerous times in films and television and is a Life Fellow of Britain's Royal Geog-raphical Society.

He wrote the first edition of White Water Nepal in 1991 and then founded Rivers Publishing. He now tries to stay warm and dry sitting in front of a computer, writing about rivers - but friends keep dragging him off to some exotic river to get cold, wet and scared yet again!

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The best guide book ever! --Alpine Kayak Club

Don't paddle in the Alps without it. --Canoe Focus Magazine, U.K.

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By P Clark
Another inspiring book from Rivers Publishing. It is some years since I have been paddling in the South Alps and this book has really brought back fond memories and made we plan another trip this coming season. The book is really well thought through, laying out the rivers by area and lots of good maps as well - I am sure it will be well thumbed pre-trip and while out there.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Superb guide - am itching to go get wet again! 1 Dec 2011
By Mike H.
Excellent book, and a good improvement on the last one (which is now well worn). Good colour pictures, clear maps and descriptions and a style that is relaxed yet inspiring. A paddling guide book as it should be. Happy to give it a 5 star rating.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great Guidebook 21 July 2013
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Bought this as a copy for myself, as I was so impressed with my friends copy I was using this year on holiday. It has all the info you need - get ins and outs, emergency egress points (useful on a few occasions!) and water levels, as well as campsite recommendations, journey times, and of course, descriptions of the rivers.

Strongly recommended for any other paddlers!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 2 Nov 2012
By Ged
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Fantastic guide! Great images, great info great book highly recommended to anyone off to the Alps paddling. It was great to look at before and after the runs and add extra bits in of our memories of the runs.
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