Pete the Pom was very involved in running KCC and the Umko at one stage. He was Race Director the year we had the tragedy of Pete Marlin’s death.
“Worst of all was the lot that befell Pete Mountford and Allie Peter when they were in charge: They had to go up in a helicopter to look for a missing paddler. They found Peter Marlin’s body below Gulley rapid the next day. The only Umko race fatality to date.”
Haven’t been able to get his stories though. Yet. Maybe he’ll come to light. Saw him at Ernie’s wake but didn’t get a chance to speak to him.