Paddling in Austria and Slovenia

Some pictures of paddling in Austria and Slovenia.

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Wilko

Mark Kouwenhoven swimming on the Lieser in Austria. 2000
We came across this sign on the upper Drau, asked the locals about any danger, and failing to hear anything that sounded dangerous, decided to go paddle that stretch anyway. Bad decision! Austria, 2000
After the river showed us several long class IV rapids, we suddenly came across this landslide, that was a boulder and strainer sieve maze. We barely got out in the last micro-eddy before the landslide! Austria, 2000
Austria. After rescueing Mark's boat, I had to empty it. Lieser, Austria, 2000
Me flipping in a rapid in the Kaiser's gorge on the Brandenberger Ache. That hurt! Austria, 2001
Mark and me before the biggest rapid on the Kaiser's gorge of the Brandenberger Ache. Austria, 2001.
Niels and me combat rolling the Topo-Duo on the Inn river, 2001.
Cartwheeling on the upper Soca, 2007.
Running the first rapid on the Soca below the Big Gorge, 2007.
Running another rapid on the Soca stretch to Kobarid, 2007.
Running yet another rapid on the Soca stretch to Kobarid, 2007.
Running the little gorge on the Soca on the stretch from the village of Soca to the confluence with the Koritnica, 2007.
Surfing on the Soca, 2007.
Running the Soca slalom course, at the beginning of my first trip down the big Soca gorge, 2007.
Running the Soca slalom course, before my first trip down the big Soca gorge, 2007.
Running the Soca slalom course, following down an Austrian boater, 2007.
Running the last rapid of the big Soca gorge, 2007.

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