Dave Shively

Dave Shively

Editor for Canoe & Kayak Magazine

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Greenland Bound

06.03.2014 //

C&K sits down with James Roberts and James Manke, two Canadian sea kayak instructors hoping to keep kayak traditions alive by challenging their skills and learning more about traditional kayak culture at this summer’s Greenland National Kayaking Championships, with their short video edit, ‘Greenland Bound.’

Everest: Summit to Sea

05.29.2014 //

Book review of “Flying Off Everest,” author Dave Costello’s account of the 400-mile journey by two Nepali men, Sanu Babu Sunuwar and Lakpa Tsheri Sherpa, who in 2011 jumped off Mount Everest, paraglided to the Sun Kosi River, and paddled the Ganges River to the Bay of Bengal. linking the highest point on Earth to the ocean in one continuous, non-motorized trip.

June 2014

05.27.2014 //

Foreword Folks with Ropes Extra Ordinary Paddles Our salute to unique everyday paddlers Put In Amazon Dispatch; Winter in the Pacific Northwest Aquaphile ‘Flying off Everest’ excerpt Gear Inflatable Kayaks; Packrafts

NOMINATIONS OPEN

05.14.2014 //

Canada from Coast to Coast

05.12.2014 //

Catching up with canoe-tripper Mike Ranta, 35 days into his inspiring attempt at the world record for longest canoe trip in a single season: a grueling 5,000-mile, single-season crossing of Canada, from Vancouver, B.C., to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia.

What is Bayou Paddling?

05.09.2014 //

One paddler explores the lore and mystery of the bayou, seeking to find a fitting explanation of paddling’s greatest undefined body of water.

Royalex 2.0?

05.06.2014 //

With Polyone’s decision to cease production of Royalex, the ubiquitous, longtime and game-changing material of choice for canoe design, Quebec manufacturer Esquif has answered with T-Formex, a moldable sheet material made of foam-core ABS plastic with a propriety outer-layer twist to make it lighter and more impact resistant than Royalex.

Fund your fun

05.02.2014 //

Expedition paddler Ken Campbell highlights five diverse methods for raising money for your next paddling trip, offering an array of options to complement online crowdsourcing websites.

What to Watch For at the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix

04.28.2014 //

Chris Gragtmans takes a competitor’s inside look at what to watch for at the third installment of the Whitewater Grand Prix, as the unique two-week, multi-stage invitational kicks off on the frigid high-volume rivers of Ontario, with predictions, updates on the weather, and insight on the roster of the world’s most talented whitewater paddlers.

Brazil 9000 Update

04.26.2014 //

A video update from the Brazil 9000 Expedition. Gareth Jones and Aaron Chervenak, who are attempting a paddling and pedaling human-powered expedition across Brazil, detail the completion of their 2000-mile pack-canoe transit of the Amazon basin from north to south.

LANDFALL

04.22.2014 //

On Saturday afternoon, April 19, Polish adventurer Aleksander “Olek” Doba officially completed his second successful trans-Atlantic crossing by sea kayak. We go behind the scenes of the 67-year-old’s eventful waterfront landfall in New Smyrna Beach Fla., to hear from Doba and his closest team of closest supporters to get some questions answered about the 167-day, 6,000-plus-mile crossing.

The View from Above

04.18.2014 //

Camera-mounted drones promise to be the next big thing in paddlesports videography. Go behind the scenes as aerial videographers Shifted Cinema joins forces with Substantial Media House to document some of the world’s best whitewater paddlers tackle the White Salmon River.

May 2014

04.14.2014 //

Foreword Sacred and Forbidden The Limit Ed Gillet Breaks his 27-year Silence Put In Outlaw Canoeists Aquaphile First Descent by Night Gear Plastic Ocean Performers

3D Kayak Engineering

04.04.2014 //

Charlotte, N.C.-based engineer Jim Smith’s off-season creation is unique. Smith, the 26-year-old force behind Grass Roots Engineering, claims to have crafted the world’s first 3D printed sea kayak.

Fast Times, High Stakes

04.01.2014 //

Photos and coverage from this weekend’s U.S. Slalom Team Trials at the U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) in Charlotte, N.C., which determined the U.S. slots for the 2014 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships this September at the ASCI center in western Maryland.

First, however, they have to make the team.

5 WAYS … a paddling exchange can create change

03.21.2014 //

A Grand Canyon paddler discovers five ways that the Ríos to Rivers’ international student kayaking exchange works to spread the global message of river conservation on the paddles of the next generation.

Top Pants for Late Winter Paddling

03.20.2014 //

It’s easy to dress warm on the upper body, but lack of proper gear will always leave legs out in the cold. As the melt begins, it’s never too late to find the right winter paddling pants.

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