Adventures in The Grand Canyon

| September 30, 2012

Grand Canyon

Dave Wortley and Rob Harris will be relating their Adventures in The Grand Canyon at Allenburys on Tuesday 2nd October 2012 at 8pm, accompanied by film and photographs.

After six years of applying Rob Harris finally got his chance to paddle the Colorado River in Arizona. He invited a group of experienced kayakers to undertake the 280 miles as a self-supported trip, taking everything they would need with them for their 18 day adventure.

Rob and Dave will describe how they organised the trip, what it was like to spend 18 days disconnected from the outside world and what it was like to suddenly pop back into reality with a bang in Las Vegas.

All are welcome. Please do your best to support – this talk is open to the general public.

The talk starts at 8pm sharp, but the doors and bar will be open from 5pm if you would like to have a drink etc beforehand.

Entry fee £3 (£2 for under 16s and over 65s)

Allenburys is the GSK Sports and Social Club, Harris’s Lane, Ware, Herts, SG12 0DJ, just 15min from the Lee Valley White Water Centre.

All profits from this talk are to go to the Big C – Cancer Charity. Rob Harris helped raise thousands of pounds for the Big C with his friend Richard Brooks in February by paddling the Upper River Dart in Devon for 24 hours non-stop. Rich’s Mother has gone through several rounds of chemotherapy in her fight against cancer. The Big C Charity, based in Norfolk, were there every step of the way helping her and the whole family. They fund research into treatments for cancer helping people all over the UK.

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I enjoy exploring the UK’s wild spaces, rivers & seas, especially in & around London. I promote kayaking, canoeing & SUP opportunities across London at www.canoelondon.com and I walk away from the beaten track at www.remotelondon.com - Ian Tokelove