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Metamorphosis – The Umzimkulu Camp. Day 9 -12

Sheena became more familiar with the subtleties of The Omen rapid, and as the days passed the river rose slowly but steadily – presenting an ever-changing experience.

Day 9:

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We also took a rest day in between, and scouted for some climbing spots in the gorge. Great rock with super climbing potential. Slopers, crimpers, jugs – if this crag becomes developed it will provide some of the greatest variety of climbing – and lots of it. It will be winter climbing though, this gorge is a furnace in summer!

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Day 10 – Day of the Lost Paddle

We decided to make another run from the top of The Omen. This time in higher water. Sheena had a great line, but then things went wrong… She had a spectacular swim, and lost a paddle. It was time. Time for her first bootie!

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Day 11

More Omen sessions, with Sheena styling it! This time we went to a small hole below The Omen to home Sheena’s hole surfing skills. With her old Eskimo Topo having a reputation for getting stuck in hole this was a critical skill to master.

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Day 12

Croccing the Commercial Section. Not being ready yet to take on everything in the commercial section in a kayak, Adam Gray of Oribi Outdoors offered us two Crocs to take down the commercial section:

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About Franz Fuls

Adventurer Freelance Journalist Photographer Bunny Hugger Engineer January 2014 I depart on a 2,500km eco-expedition called Triwaters Tour. The website link is in my profile. Go check it out.

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