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Sesia Total Run

The S.T.R. is the first attempt to run one by one all the classical rivers of val Sesia in only one day.

WHO

The S.T.R. has been attempted by the athletes of TEVA TEAM ITALIA FREERIDE:

  • Francesco Salvato
  • Enrico Lazzarotto
  • Michele Ramazza

with the foundamental help of the driver, photographer and reporter: Giulia Casini.

The group

The group

WHEN

20th May 2010

HOW

The kayakers woke up early morning in order to use all possible light of the day. They ran all sections at high speed but following all the safety rules. This has been possible thanks to the harmony among the group members and the profound knowledge of all rivers in the area. The time to descend those sections was probably one third of an  intermediate kayaker’s one. Another really important factor was the shuttling service which permitted to loose only a small time for the transport from one put-in to the other.

Sunrise in Val Sesia

Sunrise in Val Sesia

Quare drop, Sesia

Quare drop, Sesia

Roof rapid, Sermenzino

Roof rapid, Sermenzino

WHY

The S.T.R. represents a challenge never attempted by any kayaker before and suggests a new way of thinking about this activity, where the speed of descent becomes a synonym for knowledge and skill. This type of speed kayaking means experiencing nature to the fullest.

Piode drop, Sesia

Piode drop, Sesia

SESIA TOTAL RUN BY NUMBERS

  • 3 kayakers
  • 1 day
  • 7 different rivers from class III to class VI
  • 15 different stretches
  • 52 km
  • 129 km of shuttling
  • 1570 height difference
  • 16 hours of total time
  • 11 hours and 30 min of paddling
  • 40 hours of paddling for a standard kayaker

In order to get more information about the S.T.R check out this link: http://www.micheleramazza.com/STR.php

Tags: enrico lazzarotto · francesco salvato · michele ramazza · sesia total run · val sesia

Rubrik: Teamblog  Poster: Michele Ramazzaaktualisiert: 25.05.10 - 11:51

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