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With 30 years of paddling experience behind him. Kayaking has shaped his life, enjoying nothing more than spending time on the water. First starting out using the fibreglass kayak made by his father and progressing through the BCU star awards with the local canoe club.


Whilst at the club Jim gained a strong passion for the sport, gaining experience in slalom, white water, sea kayaking and open boating. During these formative years Jim also worked through coaching qualifications leading to some interesting career opportunities.

From a foundation at club level and a school trip kayaking the classics of the French Alps, Jim has gone onto follow a path of self-support multi-day white water river exploration all over the World. Enjoying nothing more than day, upon day of white water action in unusual places, living out the back of his kayak.


First paddle? Queens Park boating lake circa 1983.Misspent slalom days. Trekking into the Upper Humla, Western Nepal.

Yarlong River gorges South West China..First or second descent of the Upper Tama Kosi Eastern Nepal.

A.F.P rapid, day one of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, British Columbia.Guiding on the Ahansal River, Morocco.Second descent of the Yangtze, Tibet/Sichuan Border section.

Green River Narrows, North Carolina.10,000 Islands, Mekong River Laos/Cambodia border.

Pikachu River, North Island, Hokkaido Japan.Home Run- The Afon Tryweryn, North Wales.