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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 8:48 am 
Follow an arctic adventure, an attempt at a First: a kayak expedition around Spitsbergen (Svalbard), half-way between Northern Norway and the North Pole, by folding kayak. German Jürgen Schütte is now paddling his Klepper Quattro II+ 545 on his own as American Heike Robinson, who had been paddling a Feathercraft, had to retire because of injury. You can follow Jürgen's Twitter posts (they are in German, you can use an on-line translation service from German to English) at: http://twitter.com/Seegipsy.

Jürgen's website is at http://www.juergen-schuette.de/. Heike's expedition website is at arcticadventures.org.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 01, 2010 9:55 am 
Unfortunately Juergen ultimately also had to abort the expedition, the fourth kayaker in that region to do so. Read more on a Facebook note (no accounted required to view) http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_i ... 1718437471 or read a related press release, in PDF format, http://www.klepper.ca/images/two.extrem ... s.2010.pdf.

Hope you are all having a great time on the water. This summer is amazing for Kleppering in our neck of the woods :D ...


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 16, 2010 2:03 pm 
Juergen will be presenting photos of his expedition at the Premiere of the slide-show "Spitzbergen, Inseln im EIs" at the Cinema Unionskino-Mülheim/Ruhr in Germany on January 20th, 8:15PM. Here is a description of the Presentation: "In my presentation I describe the country and its people. Visit the historic sites of old explorers, scientists and whalers. The wildlife of Spitsbergen is brought to life with polar bear experiences, curious polar foxes, seals and Walrus reports. The common thread, however, is the 850 km long and 53-day trip in the Klepper folding kayak."

More info on Juergen's attempted circumnavigation on our Facebook page:
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_i ... 1718437471
http://www.facebook.com/note.php?note_i ... 3812590595

AND Juergen and his specially-designed Klepper Quattro will be at the Dusseldorf show in Germany on January 22-23 and 29-30.

More info on the Klepper stand at the Dusseldorf Boat Show:
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=1 ... 90&index=1


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