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Fitzroy Packrafting – Australia

Fitzroy article in The Paddler magazine My four videos from last year’s trip – about 45 mins all up – are below. You’ll find Jeff’s version of the same trip in 5 parts (about an hour) right here.

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Packrafting the Fitzroy 4

• Fitzroy 1 – intro • Fitzroy 2 • Fitzroy 3 • Fitzroy 5  Soon after dawn we stood on a small hill overlooking our camp down on the sandbank (middle point map left or picture right). For the last couple of days we’d spent most of our time … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Fitzroy 3

• Fitzroy 1 [intro] • Fitzroy 2 • Fitzroy 4 • Fitzroy 5 We were up again with the light, ready for more ankle-twisting boulder portages like those which had slowed us down yesterday afternoon. Little did we know that the day would turn out to be … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Fitzroy 2

• Fitzroy 1 • Fitzroy 3 • Fitzroy 4 • Fitzroy 5 The video above covers Day 1 (previous post) and Day 2 which is this post. By 5am the sun had risen somewhere behind the ranges and it was light enough to get stuck into … Continue reading

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Packrafting the Fitzroy 1

• Fitzroy 2 • Fitzroy 3 • Fitzroy 4 • Fitzroy 5 A few minutes after the plane took off from Fitzroy Crossing (see maps or video) Jeff taped me on the shoulder and gave a thumbs up. A thousand feet below, things were looking promising. Sam … Continue reading

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Packrafting in NW Australia [video]

Our 2011 Fitzroy River packrafting trip I used to visit northern and western Australia regularly to update a guide book (right) and years ago, before I knew about packrafts, I had an idea to float down part of the Lennard River in the western … Continue reading

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