Eugene Buchanan (with Jason Smith and James
Available UK: September 2012
Available US/Can: October 2012
£20.00 USD $34.95
Paperback (Also available as an eBook)
Discover some of the most extraordinary paddling experiences from around the world
Detailing 100 of the best places to paddle in the world, Ultimate Canoe and Kayak Adventures is a stunningly illustrated compilation of canoeing and kayaking hot spots around the globe that offers something for everyone from the whitewater adrenaline junkie to the extreme sea kayaker.
The adventures cover every sort of paddling from mountain chasms, gentle rivers and lakes, crashing surf, dramatic coasts and the oceans beyond. Paddle from the frozen wastes of Alaska to the tropical rivers of South America. Explore the rivers and seas of Europe and visit the stunning waters of the Far East and Australasia. Striking full-page color pictures are matched with lively descriptions that bring the adventures to life. There’s also extra information telling you how, where and when to try each one for yourself.
The majority of the book was written by Eugene Buchanan, the former publisher and editor-in-chief of Paddler magazine and founder of www.paddlinglife.net, and comes on the heels of his two previous books, Brothers on the Bashkaus (www.fulcrumbooks.com) and award-winning Outdoor Parents, Outdoor Kids (www.foxchapelpublishing.com). "I'd like to say I've to been to every one of these paddling hotbeds," says Buchanan. "But there are still quite a few I need to tick off the bucket list. But it's a great representation of the best paddling spots on the planet."
Eugene Buchanan is the former Editor-in-Chief of Paddler magazine, founder of PaddlingLife.net and contributing editor for Canoe & Kayak magazine. A member of New York's Explorer's Club, his works have appeared in Men's Journal, National Geographic Adventure, Outside, Sports Afield, Skiing and other publications. Jason Smith is editor of Canoe & Kayak UK, Britain’s bestselling paddle-sports magazine. Smith is an active paddler and challenges the huge rapids of some of the world’s biggest whitewater rivers. James Weir explores and competes all over the world, and he has represented Great Britain in white water canoeing and currently represents Switzerland.
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