Last year, Rocky Contos discovered a new most-distant source of the Amazon River high in the Rio Mantaro basin. So why does he want to talk about the Rio Marañon instead? Here’s his answer.
Recapping some of the happenings during the last weekend of June.
This summer, American photographer and whitewater boater Erik Boomer will join Canadian brother and sister polar super-guides and Nunavut-based physician on a two-month, 600-mile expedition to try reintegrating the traditional skin-on-frame kayak into Canadian Arctic culture.
The 50th running of Mexico’s oldest canoe race, the Rio Nazas Regata, takes place this Friday through Sunday. This short film recounts an unlikely road trip to last year’s race, the first in living memory to include an American competitor.
While the North Fork Championship II was hailed by many as the “world’s toughest whitewater race,” most everyone on the scene also saw it as the ultimate reunion of paddlers, photographers, filmmakers and friends.
A paddling photo essay from British Columbia’s Hornby Island, which offered a fitting finale to C&K’s Vancouver Island-based sea kayak review featured in the June 2013 issue, on a fleet of day-tripping boats built for everyday touring.
A writer recounts a river’s story through the eyes of an American during an almost half-century-old race.
Brad Ludden on the joys of whitewater, helping others and flipping cancer the bird
In this episode, First Descents Founder Ludden talks about how those with cancer learn to never give up themselves to cancer.
When Brad Ludden, founder of First Descents, visited Canoe & Kayak’s southwestern corner of America, the staff decided to get ahold of him and see what he’s been up to the last year. In this episode, Ludden talks about learning that loss teaches us love.
When Brad Ludden, founder of First Descents, visited Canoe & Kayak’s southwestern corner of America, the staff decided to get ahold of him and see what he’s been up to the last year. In this episode, Ludden divulges the story behind his, uhm, interesting nickname.
A group of professional kayakers develop the Team Out of Sight Out of Mind, committed to documenting the plastic pollution and to battling the root of the problem—the ambivalence most people have for the environment—by promoting outdoor recreation.
Inside the making of Teva and River Roots’ new short film, ‘Beyond the Drop,’ documenting an international team’s March descent of the Five Falls of Mexico’s Rio Tulijá, documented in the June 2013 issue of Canoe & Kayak.
Tyler Bradt with Steve Fisher, Ben Marr and Rush Sturges in a relative calm moment during the first descent of the Congo River’s Inga Rapids, Oct. 26, 2011.
New Mexico is better known for its arid landscape than for canoeing and kayaking, but that hasn’t dented Kelly Gossett’s enthusiasm for the sport. For six years, Gossett has been the sole proprietor and teacher at Albuquerque’s lone paddling school, New Mexico Kayak Instruction.
Outrigger canoers Jimmy Austin and Keizo Gates paddling at sunset near China Walls on Eastern Oahu near Honolulu, Hawaii.
This photo featured in the 2013 Beginner’s Guide. Todd Wells kayaks down Salal Creek in British Columbia.