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Pete Astles

Discipline: Required!

Class: My own unique category.

Hometown: Ambleside

Living now: Matlock

Current Boats: Burn M. Quest LV. Kick The Waves Tonga.

Shaft of choice: Bent left hander!

Big volume or Steep Creek: Big volume... no rocks!

Favourite paddling spot: Nepal whitewater and Scottish sea

Achievements: Father of Alfie & Harry and owner of Peak UK!!

What's next... ambitions / plans: To master parenting and get fit!! Also learn to brew my own beer!!

Best things about paddling: The places you get to and the people you meet along the way and share them with.

Best boating moment: Finishing the Three Peaks Challenge, sea kayaking to Cape Wrath, and paddling in Nepal with Babu and Min.

Other hobbies: Playing the guitar badly. Biking. Skiing

Ultimate worldwide destination: The Himalaya.

Favourite food: The Matlock Bath Balti.

Favourite drink: Thornbridge Beer, or any real ale, preferable pale and zesty!!

Favourite music: The Chameleons. Joy Division. Sex Pistols. Black Swan Lane. plus anything miserable from Manchester!!