After a month of travelling from Bogota through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia I was once again back in Chile. After meeting Joe, Nigel and Lee at the airport in Santiago we made our way south to Pucon to pick up my kit and collect our pick up truck for 7 weeks of paddling.
Having skimmed through the photos in the guidebook several times and made countless plans for our trip we headed out for our first river together - the Rio Trancura, a pool drop grade IV, and the perfect warm up for us.
The current plan involves drinking a good amount of wine and pisco whilst consulting the guidebook for the next days river - with so many IV-V runs to choose from, we're spoilt for choice! The only certainty is that we all need to train and practice a lot more if we want to avoid too much embarrassment in the Pucon river fest and Palguin boaterX race in December.