April Club Meeting

April Club Meeting

Apr 11th 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Flying Pie Pizza     7804 SE Stark Street Portland, OR 97215      Google Map

Website:       Flying Pie Pizza

Schedule:     6:00 – 6:30       Social Time                  Pizza/Salad Delivered @ 6:15
                     6:30 – 6:45       Upcoming Trips            Pizza Delivered @ 6:30
                     6:45 – 7:15       Club Business               Pizza Delivered @ 6:45
                     7:15 – 8:15       Presentation
                     8:15 – 8:30       Clean-up

Speaker:      Zach Collier (http://www.nwrafting.com)

Topic:           Kaa-Khem River (Southern Siberia) Trip Report

Topic Information          
Last summer Zach Collier guided a commercial trip to the Kaa-Khem River in Southern Siberia with his long time friend Vladimir Gavrilov. Zach will show a slideshow of their expedition and talk about some of the unique techniques his Russian friends use on and off the river. Vladimir Gavrilov is a well known Siberian River explorer who wrote the book Rivers of an Unknown Land (link: http://www.riverhardware.com/shop/rivers-of-an-unknown-land) about river running in the former Soviet Union. Zach will bring a few copies of his book for sale at the meeting.
Speaker Information
Zach Collier is an avid whitewater boater and the owner of Northwest Rafting Company, an outfitter that offers multi-day river expeditions. He's guided whitewater rivers across the Western United States and in Costa Rica, Honduras, Chile, Bhutan, Nepal, and Siberia and has seen various levels of sanitation on trips. He's excited to share some things he's learned along to way about keeping your river expeditions happy and healthy.  Zach also is the owner of Northwest Rafting Company a local outfitter specializing on international destinations as well as regional whitewater trips on the Rogue, Illinois, and Hood Rivers.  Information on Northwest Rafting Company can be found on the following site:  http://www.nwrafting.com