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Discipline: Whitewater, open water & touring
Class: Kayak, raft and canoe
Hometown: Holmfirth, West Yorkshire
Living now: Llangollen, North East Wales
Current Boats: Liquid Logic - Remix 79 & Gus, Riot Astro, Wenonah Prospector
Shaft of choice: Werners
Big volume or Steep Creek: Both as much as possible
Favourite paddling spot: River Inn and tributaries - Austria
Achievements: www.andyturton.com: Fantastic work coaching and guiding mainly in North Wales & Austria for nearly 10 years. Oh and I have managed to paddle on 6 continents!
What's next... ambitions / plans: www.tynantoutdoors.com. Family and adventures awaiting!
Best things about paddling: The people we paddle with, the adventures at hand and the smiles that we see
Best boating moment: My old boating crew from Uni- Lynsey Evans, Paul Sheppard, Gav Winsbourough, Paul Symonds, and Pas Blackwell. Discovering the rivers of North Wales and the Alps for ourselves as they were not as easy to find out about back in the 90's with no internet forums and basic guide books. "Who really invented the boof?"
Worst boating moment: Running the search for Gav after he had died solo kayaking in Switzerland and finding him in a siphon
Other hobbies: Walking, biking, open canoeing, sea kayaking, snowboarding and skiing along with a bit of photography and DIY
Ultimate worldwide destination: I cant wait to go back to New Zealand for some more heli-kayaking and Nepal to see my dear friends over there, but I have to say there is nowhere better than my two homes, Austria and North Wales
Favourite food: Lamb from the field next to my house
Favourite drink: I am known for my fresh coffee but enjoy a good Squark Ale and the odd glass of red wine and port
Favourite music: Sing a long stuff: classic!