has paddled extensively in Europe and his British canoe trips
include the Circumnavigation of Wales and the Irish Sea Crossing.
In North America he has canoed the Rio Grande in the South and
done trips as far north as the Arctic Circle, as well as doing
two kayak descents of the Grand Canyon of the Colorado.
In July 2004 Ray was part of Ray Mears Bushcraft series. The two
of them did a canoe journey on the Missinaibi river in Ontario
filming for the BBC.
In addition to being a British Canoe Union Level 5 Coach
in Canoe, Inland Kayak, and Sea, he holds a Mountain Instructors
Certificate and has led ice climbs on Kilimanjaro, Mount Kenya
and in the Atlas Mountains.
He runs his own coaching and guiding business in North
Wales, working at all
levels from novice to the top BCU leadership and coaching qualifications
Past personal favourites
Kayak Trip - Grand Canyon of the Colorado
Canoe Trips - Circumnavigation of Wales, Bloodvein River in Manatoba
Mountain Route - The Ice Window on Mount Kenya
The book is designed as a visual feast with over eight
hundred pictures. In almost every case I got the photo before
I got stuck into the writing, this way everything ties together
well. Sections start with a short piece or story to set the scene
before launching into the technical.
FORMAT: paperback, 216 pages, 200x230 (landscape), colour photos
AVAILABILITY: not yet published
Ray contributed two chapters on canoe technique to the BCU Handbook.
He also wrote some of the text for the traditional canoe specific
areas in White Water Safety and Rescue and gave an overview from