The Big Splash 2007

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by the Old Bridge Inn, Aviemore


Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September

New to the event this year will be a mad event on the friday night called 'climber cross'!! 4 competers will race against each other to swim from the bank to the overhanging wall on the bridge, first 2 go though to next round! £5 entry and only 32 places.

start on friday night at 6:00

On the saturday lanch yourself off the 10m ramp!!

The Big Splash, self proclaimed "Stupidest Event of the Year”, is to be held on the River Spey by the Old Bridge Inn on Friday 31st August and Saturday 1st September. From the multi-use ten metre high ramp over the River Spey, competitors will jump with skis, snowboards, bikes, canoes, skateboards or anything fun …. wheelie bins! or even a Toilet!!

The age of competitors is restricted to 18 + or with parental consent but there are many other entertainments and sideshows for all the family, including

  • The jump itself, a 10m high jump into the River Spey for multi use including skiers, snowboarders, skateboarders, mountain bikes, inline skates and anything else you can ride!!!

There will be individual and team events which will consist of four main categories:

  • Skier - alpine or telemark
  • Snowboarder
  • Bike
  • Open (anything you can ride)

The team event will include the above categories

The safety of the event is being coordinated by one person and facilities include a Dive Team a floating first aid platform raft in the water, two Kayakers as swimmer support, Cairngorm ski patrol and Red Cross personnel on site. Helmets and Buoyancy aids are available for jumpers.

Entry costs are £10 per individual and £15 per team for the ramp and £5 for the climbercross.

Entry forms and further information can be obtained from the website or from the organisers: Big splash ramp - Nick Etheridge 07946 285 612 & Mike Gale 07752 276 467. Climber cross - Steve Hammond 01479 812466.


Friday Evening:-

  • 18:00 Speed climbing < climber cross!>competition organised by extreme dream climbing wall
  • 20:30 Prize giving party and bands

Saturday Main Event:-

  • 10:00 Practice sessions
  • 13:00 Competitions (first run)
  • 14:00 Break for first band
  • 15:00 Competitions(second run)
  • 16:00 Mad stupid stunts category
  • 17:30 End competitions and chill out music
  • 18:00 Live Music
  • 19:00 The infamous Big Splash Party
  • 20:00 Prize giving
  • 20:30 Party continued till late
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