Monday, August 12, 2013

Survivor Voss

According to Wikitravel, Voss 'is a village in the heart of Fjord Norway, Hordaland, that is known to be the adventure capital of Norway'. Jordie and I have been based in Voss this summer working for Voss Rafting Senter and in response to repeated demands by Geni here are some action photos.

'Wilderness Camp' section on the Stranda

Chris stoked as always

Tabs unwrapping his boat from the rock, just like Christmas!!!

Tzak having a flipping good time on 'Tzak's rock'

Marcio getting some air

Nick doing some swim training

Glen just chilling out in the middle of the river

Mikel our ninja bus driver, he can back a mini bus with a trailer at speeds of up to 20 kph

Tzak and Marcio having a wrestle

Work in Voss has been very interesting and a lot of fun! Its been good to get out rafting on some different rivers with a range of different raftable flows.

El Capitan Frouda with the Top Dog Snoopy

King Crabs!

Last weekend boss man Frouda let the crew loose on his Fjord side cabin and was even nice enough to shout us some beers and an amazing seafood banquet including king crabs and prawns for Africa! He also called in some favours with the neighbours and got us free access to some awesome toys!!! Jetski, speed boat, sea biscuit, water skis, wakeboard, just to name a few.

Timberhole - this is not the line

Where is Jordie?

Jordie "Chris, hold me, never let go'

See the guy falling out here

Save one..

To sacrifice many

Glen sacrificing a few

To save the man

Reefton sending his customers for a swim (on purpose)

This season has been a fantastic season, we've been here for just over 2 1/2 months we've had some good times and some not so good times, during the not so good times we've had 3 out of 10 guides taken out, first guide was Slee, he went mountain biking, came off his bike, and obliterated his elbow, from one being 'okay and ten being 'terrible' his elbow was about a 9. After some serious reconstruction surgery he is back in the game as a bus driver. Second guide out was Tzak, he got kicked from his raft into a rock on the Stranda and broke two bones in his hand, one surgery and one realignment later he is still out of the game. Then Jordie got catapulted from his raft and had a partial rear dislocation in his shoulder and tore some muscles. The way I see it, it's like a game of Survivor, if you're lucky, you stay in the game, if you're unlucky, you get eliminated... Hopefully the tribe will speak and allow them back in the game.