Manchester Boater Talks – Thurs 18th Oct – 7.30pm

What: A packed set of mini-talks by whitewater  boaters, on the theme: “Have yourself an adventure.”

Topics: “First descents in Madagascar,” “Arizona, dry or WET,” “How to sort a trip to Nepal,” “Adventures in NY State.”

Speakers: Chris Smith, some variety of Fairweather + a bunch of other university-age-folk-who-have-been-to-very-cool-places. 

Where: The Firs Pavillion of the Armitage Centre (Manchester Uni Sports Area).

Directions by car: Buy a Tomtom. Type in M14 6HE . Allow 1hr ish.

Directions by public transport: Train to Manchester Oxford Road (40 mins from Liverpool). Get off train. Walk out of station. On Oxford Rd find bus stop. Catch 42 or 43 to “Owens park” (student residences), or the stop after, (15 mins by bus). Ask one of the 30 student-looking-persons on the bus for directions for walking to the Armitage Centre (10 minute walk.)

When: 7.30pm for 8pm start, til probably about 10pm (after which time it is illegal for kayakers to not go to the pub).

What to do about it: Just turn up.

Chris and his sticks surveying a river in madagascar

The point of these talks is show how to get out there and have an adventure. The speakers are all university-age-or-so, and have all been to some amazing places, including first descents and “proper” expeditions, as well as some of the more usual-but-exotic kayaking destinations, with advice and practical tips on how to “get on and get out there.”

Contact: Dave Goadby – you can contact MUCC through their forum or webpage.

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  1. […] were tops Posted on October 23, 2007 by luckyblog Some of us from LUCC came over for the Manchester kayak talks last Thurs and enjoyed them v much, thanks Manchester! Eight short talks in two hours, very fast […]

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