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Here you can find all the information on the Hydrospeed meeting organised by the RIPH in Austria from 5 to 11 June 2005.

General information

RIPH International proposes a Hydrospeed meeting in Landeck, in the Austrian Alps, from 5 to 11 June 2005.

Its location right in the middle of Switzerland, Austria and Italy, makes the potential of this region very broad and diversified. No less than five valleys converge towards this site, in the heart of the Tyrol, surrounded by mountaintops of more than 3,000 m.
The selected date corresponds to the theoretically ideal period in order to guarantee an excellent water level on all the rivers of the region.

This meeting follows the same lines as the one that has been initiated several years ago by the team of EVP-45 in Italy: there is an assumed autonomy of the participants, both in and out of the water.

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Swimming team on the Inn: big Austrian volume!
Photograph: Daniel Chatelain

But still, we are talking about a meeting, i.e. a privileged place for exchanges, so isolated people will be able to make contact and get organised with other participants via the mailing list that was especially created for the occasion.

Mailing list specific to the meeting: autriche2005@dreamnev.org

To register: send an empty mail to the following address mailto:autriche2005-subscribe@dream...

Map

Click on the map to see Landeck on the site of ViaMichelin

Various information

Beginning of the activities
Sunday morning.

Meeting point
Camping site ’Sport Camp Tyrol’ in Landeck (Tyrol).

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Sight of the Camping site “Sport Camp Tyrol” in Landeck
Photograph: Daniel Chatelain

Located on the bank of the Sanna (unloading point of the ‘classical’ descent), this camping site also proposes several kinds of accommodation (chalets, studio flats, convertible bus) and a fast food service.
There is a good number of hotels, restaurants and supermarkets in the borough and in the vicinity.

No matter whether you come from Germany, Italy or Switzerland, the region has a well-developed motorway network. Landeck is served by a railway link.
The closest airport is Innsbruck.

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Departure from the Trisanna
Photograph: Daniel Chatelain

Insurance
Each participant has to be insured within the framework of the practice of Hydrospeed (white water swimming).
For the citizens of the European Union, health coverage is ensured by the European Health Insurance card.
French people can get practical information or information specific to Austria on the following site ameli.fr.

Please note that the E-111 form is no longer valid since 2004.

Currency
The euro.

Official drink
Beer or the Sanna (the river as an aperitif !)

Topography of the rivers

To prepare for your stay, the book you have to have: White Water North Alps (in English). It is available in any white water shop : (like the Canotier or right here) or via the magazine ‘Kayak Canoe magazine’.

Links and resources

- Internet site of the camping site (English - German):
http://www.sportcamptirol.at/index....

- For further information and/or reservations:
mailto:info@sportcamptirol.at. The manager understands English and a bit of French. For any correspondence with the manager, please mention "Hydrospeed Landeck 2005" as a reference.

- Tourist and hotel information (English - German):
http://www.tiscover.at/home/index_a...

- Site on topographies (in German):
http://www.paddeln.at/

- Information and first aid centre:
http://www.alpinesicherheit.com/en/...

- WebCam from Landeck :
http://www.alpinesicherheit.com/en/...

- Hydrospeed 2003 trip (Acquaviva - Palmes Aquadémiques) on Internev

- Site on Kayak trips in Landeck (interesting - in French):
http://cdvck.88.free.fr/autriche.html

Contact

You can write to Daniel or Raphaël or phone Raphaël at
+33(0)6 60 90 08 64.