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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.

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012 //

I always thought I needed to do something ‘legitimate’ for a living. Then when I graduated I got job offers in geology, and thought, ‘What do I need money for so badly that I’m ready to sacrifice my life for it?’

Gallery—Trey Cambern

08.01.2012 //

The inspiration to movie Deliverance which introduced a generation of adventure-seekers to the possibilities of river-running.

Gallery—Mike Leeds

08.01.2012 //

Washington kayaker Darren Albright boofs Rodeo Hole in Jacob’s Ladder, the signature rapid of Idaho’s North Fork Payette, during the 2012 North Fork Championship.

Dirtbag Diaries—Amazon Solo

08.01.2012 //

Kayaking is an inexpensive way to travel. So I bought a continental map of South America and could see that it was possible to connect the rivers from Venezuela in the north all the way to Argentina.

Gallery—Zbigniew Bzdak

08.01.2012 //

Robin Moore and Todd Gulick during the fifth Canoandes expedition to the Colca River Canyon in 1991.

Testing Boundaries

08.01.2012 //

Rivers carve deep canyons and divide hostile neighbors. They cut pathways through lawless country, and beckon us to follow. It’s no wonder that river-runners have their own canon of unspoken boundaries that, from time to time, they feel compelled to cross.

Learning the ropes, with Jim Coffey

08.01.2012 //

In Episode 4 of the R3: Rescue for River Runners whitewater safety video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey provides throw-rope tips and principles, as well as a two-swimmer, one-rope exercise to put to use.

En Route: Rails to Whales

07.30.2012 //

Canoeing and kayaking over 1,800 miles from Jasper, Alberta, to Hudson Bay on the thrift.

Kayaking Ukraine: Olympic Refugees

07.27.2012 //

Jeffrey Andreoni and Giulio D’Eramo are escaping London’s Olympic crowds by fleeing the country (for a month) to paddle Ukraine’s Dnieper River.

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