river  exposure

JOURNAL

DRIVA RIVER EXPEDITION JOURNAL

The Driva River in Norway starting below Mt. Snøhetta flows north and west to Sunndalsfjorden. With raft and kayak, 16 days of adventure is expressed in words in another successful source to sea expedition by Ine, Rob & Scott Martin.


excerpt from Shaky, my limbs      18 July 2010

I realised the magnitude of our source to sea journey, my heart started beating and legs got a little shaky. I took a walk down to the river from our base and stared into the clear moving water, took a few deep breaths and relaxed, regaining my bearings again.

Scott Martin


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SJOA RIVER EXPEDITION JOURNAL

Scott Martin joined Rob and Ine for the first full descent of the Sjoa River in Norway from the source at Høgvaglbreen to the confluence with the Lågen. The 3 take turns with their stories.


excerpt from Nedre Sjodalsvatn to Ridderspranget      11 July 2010

Stuttgongfossen is a short portage, where we were accompanied by some sheep. There are three good looking rapids after the bridge. I saw a nice line in the first one on river right, but when i saw the entrance to it that was blocked by a boulder, i changed my mind and ran rapid # 2 and 3 instead. The boys had good center lines in the first one ....

Ine Skjørten Wilson


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SENQU ORANGE GARIEP RIVER EXPEDITION JOURNAL

Rob and Ine share stories from their 49 day road and river expedition of the Orange River from the unusual route of mouth to source. Collecting images and info to contribute to research for a future publication.


excerpt from The Descent      15 December 2009

Luckily the channel took us all the way where we needed to go. The time was now 10h00 am, and we could feel the heat. Spent ten minutes in the shade of a tree and drank water. The next move was going to be interesting. Rob & Scott went across to look for a possible descent line down to the gorge. They came back with good news, a line was spotted ten minutes walk away.

Ine Skjørten Wilson


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PURE ORANGE RIVER EXPEDITION JOURNAL

Rob gives some insight into his source to sea expedition. The journal which spans 96 days on the 2400+ kilometre Orange River of Southern Africa was transcribed via recorded telephone calls.


excerpt from Big brown chocolate conveyor belt      1 February 2009

I travelled for approx. 300 kms on the swollen river. It dropped a little each day but has been absolutely fantastic.

I have seen giant whirlpools with dark chocolate in the centre eye; 10 feet-high creamy sand banks collapsing into the river; trees careering into caramel and tan rapids and then disappearing;  choc milkshake foam piling up in the eddies; and deep downwellings and upwellings of cocoa.

Rob Wilson


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