Expedition paddler Wave Vidmar made some serious attention-grabbing waves this summer with his plans to retrace Ed Gillet’s historic 63-day crossing from California to Hawaii in 1987. After numerous setbacks and pushing his launch date well into the winter, Vidmar’s attempt fell far short of the 2,200-mile mark. Read the details about his boat and the end of the aborted mission here.
Adam Bradley, a low-emissions, fast-packing adventurer known in backpacking circles for his Pacific Crest Trail 65-day record, talks about his impressive multi-sport human-powered journey this summer from Reno, Nevada, and across Alaska, including a 1,892-mile paddle down the Yukon River to the Bering Sea.
Outdoor educator Adam Wicks-Arshack of Washington state nonprofit Voyages of Rediscovery looks back on a year spent reintroducing birch-bark canoe-making to the Ojibwa communities of Ontario’s Lake Temagami region, and then working on a series of massive dugout canoes with tribes back in Washington.
Six miles of paddling through tidal rapids in 40-degree December temps with horizontal angled rain and driving wind isn’t what most people would consider to be much fun. But for the past seven years, 100-plus paddlers of various human powered water craft plus volunteers, sponsors and spectators show up to race in the Deception Pass Dash in Washington State.
Episode 2 of CanoeKayak.com’s exclusive four-part series detailing the core sea kayakers developing an invitational competition at freestyle kayaking’s hallowed grounds: the tidal rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows, B.C.
In Episode Eight of the R3: Rescue for River Runners video lesson series debuting on CanoeKayak.com, Jim Coffey covers the basics of setting up rope systems.
Check out the latest mass-paddling concept from sit-on-top kayak design pioneer Tim Niemier.
C&K contributing photographer Darin McQuoid takes us on visual journey with some more details from his July return expedition to Japan.
Episode 1 of CanoeKayak.com’s exclusive four-part series detailing the core sea kayakers developing an invitational competition at freestyle kayaking’s hallowed grounds: the tidal rapids at Skookumchuck Narrows, B.C.
Congrats to Steve Fisher, whose latest film release, CONGO: The Grand Inga Project, produced by Red Bull Media House and made in association with Fish Munga, won Best Film at the 13th annual X-Dance Film Festival Nov. 8–11 in Salt Lake City. Fisher also took home the Athlete of the year honors.
Take a look at this six of this year’s best whitewater rescue-capable PFDs, and check out C&K Contributing Editor Joe Jackson putting these vests through the ringer in our exclusive, non-scientific, extra-qualitative carnage test video.
In the new December issue of Canoe & Kayak, available on newsstands now, photographer Benjamin Hjort made a huge visual statement about the paddling possibilities in his home country of Norway. Check out the behind-the-scenes action here and get the full story.
Voices from the 2012 Green Race, as racers weigh in on the 17th annual contest that was, marked by high water, broken records, and new divisions, and title contender Chris Gragtmans provides a first-hand account from the the seat of his race boat.
Photos and event wrap of the Davenport Paddle Surf Classic, from Davenport Landing, Calif., Event No. 4 of this year’s first annual, five-stop Pacific Paddle Surf Classic.
Dave and Amy Freemans’ 11,700-mile North American Odyssey survives a close encounter with Hurricane Sandy as the educator-wilderness trippers help outfitter Bill Stage of New Jersey Kayak in Barnegat, N.J. recover from the devastating storm.
C&K’s Veterans Day salute to U.S. Army Sgt. Rob Brown, an injured Iraq War veteran who recovered with Team River Runner and now competes in sprint kayaking races while teaching other vets to paddle.
Updated story from the December issue of C&K: “Not since 1981, when a team of expedition paddlers first attempted the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, has North America’s benchmark whitewater river seen such triumph or such tragedy…”