Gallery 13: Winter paddling trips.

In the winter of 2001/2002 we did a couple of winter paddling trips where ice and snow helped create a beautiful backdrop. Here are some of the pictures of those trips. The trip reports that go with these pictures can be found here.

Wilko

Winter 2002, Pruem river, Germany. From left to right, me, Niels van den Broek, Mirian Oyhus, Andreas Zimmer.
Winter 2002, Pruem river, Germany. Andreas Zimmer on the upper part of the Irrel Waterfalls.
Winter 2002, Pruem river, Germany. Niels van den Broek, paddling the first rapid of the Irrel Waterfalls.
Winter 2002, Pruem river, Germany. Mirian Oyhus, paddling at the Irrel Waterfalls.
Winter 2002, Pruem river, Germany. Mirian Oyhus, paddling the, now rather narrow rapids under the bridge at the Irrel Waterfalls.
Winter 2002, Pruem river, Germany. Andreas Zimmer and Mirian Oyhus, paddling in the Winter Wonderland at the Irrel Waterfalls.
Winter 2002, Pruem river, Germany. Mirian Oyhus, sliding down the hill in my Eskimo Salto, on the path that leads to the put in of the Irrel gorge.
Winter 2002, Mumlava creek, Czech Republic. From left to right: Martin, Honza and Klara.
Winter 2002, Mumlava creek, Czech Republic. Klara sinking waist deep in the snow, at the put in to the creek.
Winter 2002, Mumlava creek, Czech Republic. Honza manages to get his paddle stuck under water, in one of the first rapids on the Mumlava.
Winter 2002, Mumlava creek, Czech Republic. And here he's retrieved it, after a very cold swim! :-)
Winter 2002, Mumlava creek, Czech Republic. Klara running a small rapid.
Winter 2002, Jizera creek, Czech Republic. Klara running another rapid.
Winter 2002, Jizera creek, Czech Republic. Honza, Klara and Martin standing at the top of the "Island Of Horror".
Winter 2002, Jizera creek, Czech Republic. Honza running the "Island Of Horror" rapid.
Winter 2002, Jizera creek, Czech Republic. Uh oh, Honza does it again! He managed to wedge his paddle under a rock somewhere once more, resulting in a swim.
Winter 2002, Jizera creek, Czech Republic. Honza wading to shore, just below the "Island Of Horror" rapid.

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Copyright 2002 by Wilko van den Bergh

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