Friday, 31 October 2008

Help save the Rizzanese river in Corsica island!

I just got an email of Peter Lintner concerning the dam-project on the rizzanese river and the effort to save the river. Read the email below and please sign the online petition at the bottom:

Stop the building of the dam on the Rizzanese in Corsica island
If we do not react, a 131 feet high dam will tower over the bed of one of the most beautiful wild rivers of Europe.
We call for a halt of the works on the Rizzanese, in order to discuss properly other options less harmfull for the island.
The hydro-electricity is said to be green and sustainable: it is not so obvious.
The truth is that a river with a dam is a dead river.
The works on the river's site have started, justified by a technocratic gibberish that tries to turn this looting into a good thing.
The Rizzanese doesn't belong to us, neither it does to politicians and opportunists.
The Rizzanese belongs to nobody, it is a free river and a treasure that we should be able to share with our children, great-children, great-grandchildren...
Big dams are the last resort, when there is no other possibilities, when different choices have been discussed; this is not the case in the Rizzanese.
In order to face the real energy problem in Corsica without destroying an exceptional river.
In order to face the real employment issue while being respectuous of the nature, producing sustainable jobs outside the cities.
In order to avoid the desertification of villages becoming a fatality
We ask for the cancellation of the works, in order to discuss properly other options less harmfull for the island.

Please give your "signature" here:
Online petition

And here some pics of our Kuchl-Session in Austria last weekend:

Mid Air in the sidekick

Landing of Pan-Am and Toby in the waiting position

start of Cali-Roll

can you spot Toby? Nice sun-set in the mountains

tired at the end of the session ;-)

all pics by Maria Stelzig

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Tuesday, 7 October 2008

Hawaii Sur Rhone at a low water level

Finally I got around to edit the footage of my first couple of sessions in my new Fluid Nemesis M early this summer on the right channel of Hawai Sur Rhone at a low water level.

Check out the video-clip:

Happy paddling!

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