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Club Mend: Build Your Own Kayak

08.09.2012 //

Turning a box of wood into a kayak.

Thames Pub Crawl: High-Water Hangover

08.08.2012 //

Dispatch No. 3 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River

Kayaking Ukraine: Welcome to Ukrainka

08.08.2012 //

Jeffrey and Giulio dock at Ukrainka on Ukraine’s Dnieper River and make some new friends.

Thames Pub Crawl: Lock and Dammed

08.07.2012 //

Dispatch No. 2 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River

Unfiltered: Jessie Stone

08.07.2012 //

How a freestyle paddler is helping to fight malaria in Uganda.

5 Minutes with Blind Kayaker Erik Weihenmayer

08.07.2012 //

The only blind man to climb the world’s Seven Summits, Erik Weihenmayer now plans on kayaking the Grand Canyon in fall 2013.

Thames Pub Crawl: London Calling

08.06.2012 //

Dispatch No. 1 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River

2012 Canoe & Kayak Awards

08.03.2012 //

Final results from the inaugural Canoe & Kayak Awards, presented by Zeal Optics, celebrating 2012′s best paddlers, movies, film reels, expeditions, and philanthropic effort.

The 2012 Canoe & Kayak Awards Recap

08.03.2012 //

Results from the 2012 Canoe & Kayak Awards, presented by Zeal Optics, Aug. 2 in downtown Salt Lake City.

2012 Movie of the Year: Canoe Movie 2: Uncharted Waters

08.02.2012 //

The sequel to 2010’s groundbreaking Canoe Movie includes more jaw-dropping whitewater canoeing footage from across North America, including first canoe descents of Colorado steep creeks and North Carolina’s notorious Toxaway River.

2012 Reel of the Year: Slippery When Wet: GoPro Reel

08.02.2012 //

GoPro Hero footage compiled from Shasta Boyz Productions latest creation Slippery When Wet.

2012 Paddle With Purpose: Heroes On The Water

08.02.2012 //

Heroes on the Water serves all military personnel who have been wounded, injured or disabled. What looks like a day trip of paddling and fishing for wounded vets is in fact something much deeper and long-lasting.

2012 Male Paddler of the Year: Isaac Levinson

08.02.2012 //

Levinson, a Green Race podium fixture for the last few years, is making his run at a world title with a win at the 2012 AWP series’ first stage, the Little White Race, with race partner Evan Garcia.

2012 Female Paddler of the Year: Adriene Levknecht

08.02.2012 //

Adriene Levknecht charges. In addition to her serial dominance of the Green River Narrows Race (she broke her own record last year), she just graduated college and got a job as a paramedic.

2012 Expedition of the Year: Ellesmere Circumnavigation

08.02.2012 //

Jon Turk and Erik Boomer were an unlikely team to ski and sea kayak 1,500 miles around a remote arctic island. To start with, they barely knew each other. Turk was 65, a veteran arctic and sea kayak adventurer; Boomer was 26, a world-class whitewater paddler who had sat in a sea kayak just once before.

2012 Lifetime Achievement: Martin Litton

08.02.2012 //

In the annuals of wilderness conservation, Martin Litton is a singular force of nature—a Category 5 hurricane of eloquence, passion, and pig-headed obduracy quite unlike anything that has ever blown across the American landscape.

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012 //

It took me two days to hitchhike from Haines, Alaska, to the Yukon highway bridge where Walt Blackadar started his fabled 1971 first descent of Turnback Canyon. I launched in a drizzle feeling quite puny, just as Walt probably did, which I guess was the point. I was alone, as he had been, with 10 days and 230 miles of the Alsek River ahead of me. Running Turnback was never part of my plan, though.

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