Sometimes a minor, barely noticeable detail in the gear may cause a creeping and potentially big problem. Taking good care of your gear helps, but eventually something mysterious will put you in a bad position. That is when skills and preparedness is needed for action on the upper limits of a paddlers comfort zone.

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April 11, 2006, Jöns Aschan - The ice gave way and what was left was a dark hole that is seen in front of the bow. I went down to my waist and got up like the cork of a bottle of champagne.