RIVER: Nevis, Fort William, Scotland
Calum Peden (Green ZET Veloc),
Alistair Moon (Blue Liquidlogic Stomper),
Fergus McClean (Orange Pyranha Burn),
William Thomas Mawdsley (Orange Wavesport Habitat)
PHOTOGRAPHERS: Keith Macleod, Sanne Naron
After a few more small rapids we realised that we were sitting at the top of the first rapid of Scimitar gorge. After a while scouting the first rapid we committed and each in turn dropped down the tight slot with no mishaps.
The second of the three rapids of the gorge was a fairly easy drop on the left.
When we arrived at the third drop Moon and I got out and had a look before sending Will and Fergus down as probes. I then jumped in my boat and totally messed up my line ending up pinned upside down in a cave resulting in a short and embarrassing swim.
Moon decided that he was not going to run it and so jumped into the pool at the bottom hitting rocks in the process and hurting him a little.
Fergus’s Line on the last drop of Scimitar Gorge
Me pinned in a cave
After Scimitar Gorge there was a large rapid which we spent a while scouting and then finally ran a chicken chute over to the left.
The next rapid of note was a three part drop one of which was a boof into a flat bit. The next was a little chute into rather large hole. And the last was a small boof.
Finally we arrived at Poll Dubh, a fairly large drop into a nice pool after a quick look I jumped on and ran it followed by Moon, Will and Fergus.
Me hucking Poll Dubh
Moon on Poll Dubh
Will on the lip
Fergus tucking up