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Balkan Rivers Tour 2 Dispatches: Part 2

You know the living is good when you spend the morning ski touring untouched snow high in the alpine, and the afternoon boofing your way…

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Balkan Rivers Tour 2 Dispatches: Part 1

PART 1 – Soča River, from Source-to-Sea The sun is just peaking out over the Julian Alps, in western Slovenia. A lone skier starts down…

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Inspiring Talks By Paddlers You Need To Watch

A great deal of inspiration in the paddling world is visual. We watch kayakers descend precipitous waterfalls and challenging whitewater sections that seem to have…

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Sweden's Untouched Whitewater

Windblown snowdrifts dappled by the soft light of the midnight sun make the winding, wilderness roads of rural northern Sweden look like a painting from…

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Expedition Inception

ARCATA, Calif. (December 19, 2014) – Kokatat has outfitted a four-member team that just began a whitewater journey of a lifetime, reaching from South Africa into China. Stage…

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Dubai: In the Land of Sand and Surf

Just a couple hundred miles from Rub’ al-Khali, the largest sand desert on Earth, one of the world’s longest and most unusual manmade rivers flows under…

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Thailand: Searching for Whitewater in Monsoon Season

Known for its hot, sunny beaches, Thailand is an idyllic travel destination for most of the year. During the three-month monsoon from July to September…

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Stikine River Redux

We haven’t been on the river two hours and things are already borderline unmanageable. With the level at a raging 20,000 cfs, eddies have disappeared…

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New Zealand: 12 Rivers, 2 Months

Locals know New Zealand as Aotearoa, which translates to Land of the Long White Cloud. It is also the Land of the Long White-Knuckle Drive. Don’t…

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Hunting Monsters: The Quest for the World's Biggest Wave

River gauges this spring recorded unseasonably low water in the Northeast but that didn’t stop a dedicated band of professional kayakers from launching themselves on…

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The Beginner's Guide to Downriver Overnighting

An overnight kayak trip may seem like a huge leap from downriver daytripping or park-and-play, but try it and you’ll discover that overnighting just might…

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Himalayan Hijinks

In the fall of 2008, I travelled solo to Nepal. I brought only my boat, my camera and a vague idea of the whitewater potential…

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Hell Bound and Determined on the Huallaga River

Disappearing into a deep canyon abyss just downstream of Huanuco in northern Peru, El Rio Huallaga carves its course around the base of a massive…

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Copycat Creeker

No waterfall drop is more revered than Tao Berman’s 1999 descent of Banff National Park’s Upper Johnston Falls. It was the first to approach the…

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Whitewater's Greatest First Descents

For every sport, there are defining moments, brief seconds in time that last forever, recognizable by fans and non-fans alike. The shot heard ‘round the…

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