A preview of
Dudh Kosi - Relentless River of Everest
is available Here!

Useful Links:

Yusufeli's web site …
Whitewater in Turkey….
Leo Dickinsons site....
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Hello. Dave Manby here....

DUDH KOSI RELENTLESS RIVER OF EVEREST. Remastered DVD of the original HTV film with bonus tracks.
The project I've been working most recently is the re-mastering of the 1976 Dudh Kosi (Everest) Kayaking film. (I was the youngest member of this expedition). Leo Dickinson and I have completed the DVD and it is now on sale. Available in "Area 1" (North America) and "Area 2" (Europe, Middle East, South Africa NZ and Australia) formats.
Read more and order a copy of the DVD here.

You might also want to read about or purchase my book 'Many Rivers to Run' here. A collection of kayaking stories from around the world by paddlers from around the world.

Doug Ammons has been and gone and his lecture tour of the UK in March 2009 was as billed "A not-to-be-missed-show". Details of the books that he was selling at the shows to raise money for the Nepali Charity he runs are available here :- here.

Sorry I have no more in stock
Back to more mundane things I've been published (again) !!

Look out for African Veins by Celliers Kruger
playak review
Celliers has included my Iran stories in a book he has put together. All the stories are by African paddlers and I qualify as I was born and raised in Johannesburg.

It's not in British Shops yet but should be available via your local Fluid Kayak dealer

Another mission is to promote the British Canoe Union (BCU) expeditions committee. Information about the BCU Expeditions Committee's grants and an application form to apply can be found here.

This site is also the successor to Coruh Extreme, the site I set up to promote the tournaments I was running on the River Coruh in Eastern Turkey.

The original event in 2004 was a great success and more can be read about it and this years rafting and kayaking event here.

I still love that river and whilst dams are being built along its course much of the better parts will still be runnable for some time to come.

My primary mission though is to promote Kayaking in the UK and across the world. I have kayaked in all the worlds continents and want to encourage other kayakers to do likewise. Over the coming months I'll be updating this site to talk about the places I've been to and why you should go there too!


Dudh Kosi - Relentless River of Everest. At last the original Award-winning HTV film has been released on DVD!

Read more and buy it here


The Coruh Extreme Races were white-water events I was  running out in Turkey

I'm not carrying on with these at the minute but if you're interested then please let me know


Many Rivers to Run is a book of kayaking stories I have compiled

The book is available for £16. See more details about it and read some reviews here

'If the stories aren’t enough to set the heart racing then the few black-and-white and superb sections of colour photos will help. This book is far and away the best and most enjoyable collection of “paddling stories” that I have read. An inspirational read.'  Chris Sladden reviewing Many Rivers to Run

My DVD of the 1976 trip is due out soon ...

Many Rivers to Run is a series of Kayaking Stories .....

Coruh Extreme was a series of Kayaking Tornaments I ran in Turkey...