Having spent part of my past three summers in Norway i noticed that the Sjoa, Otta and Valldal areas have many world class grade 3/4 runs and was therefore suprised at how few club trips had been to Norway. The trips that had been had focused largely on the Hedmark area. I therefore, slightly nervously, planned a club trip to Norway with Imperial College London canoe club. The trip went amazingly well with everyone paddling everyday and with some imppressive paddling from some of those less experienced. We also managed to sneak off and run a few more exciting sections.

The stats:
12 people
2 Broken boats
3 sets of blades lost (on and off river)
1 hospital visit (me). Muppet 
5 stitches
40 Swims
100+ Weiner melanges consumed
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Put in for Middle Valdolla
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Tom on the Upper Valdolla
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The Amot section of the Sjoa
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The local wildlife
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Upper Valdolla
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We made good use of a fishing lean to and turned it into a sauna with the help of a tarp and some hot rocks
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Hi Five!
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All photos by Ralph Evins and Rik Williams



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