In 1989, all eyes were on 28-year-old C-1 phenom Jon Lugbill, who won his unprecedented fifth individual World Championships gold medal with “one of the greatest slalom runs of all time.”
Kyle Fox had a dream. All he needed was the right pumpkin.
Fox’s hopes of one day running a river in a giant pumpkin became a reality two weeks ago when a friend and fellow member of the Utah Giant Pumpkin Growers (and Rowers) association cracked a potentially prize 1,200-pounder, thus rendering it ineligible for the club’s official fall Weigh-Off.
So with a can of Expandafoam and helmet cam, Fox and friends headed upriver of Moab, Utah, to change paddling forever.
Best known for becoming the first blind person to scale Mount Everest, Erik Weihenmayer has set his sights on what, for him, is an even more daunting challenge: kayaking the Grand Canyon.
In the latest Mountain Mind Collective Quick Flick, French kayaker Nouria Newman walks us through her successful run through Site Zed, the largest signature rapid on the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, which punctuated the first complete female descent of expedition kayaking’s benchmark run.
Watch the top moments from the six honorees chosen for the 2014 Canoe & Kayak Awards: Pat Keller, Sage Donnelly, Janet Moreland, Aleksander Doba, Team River Runner, and Jamie McEwan
During a GOALS outdoor education program, kids learn to push themselves physically and mentally, to trust one another, and to recognize the growth that occurs both individually and collectively between the put-in and the take-out.
This close encounter with a Southern Right Whale was either a transcendental example of interspecies communion, or an unconscionable crime. Take your pick.
Yes, this really happened. Right whale surfaces under kayakers in Argentina.
Photos by Krystle Wright Words by Conor Mihell The summer monsoon brought days of heavy rain. The river rose steadily, cutting its banks, flooding the flat, shelter-less shoreline of grass and willow. When the gale-force winds hit, the Amur River, now four miles across, turned into a hostile giant. “We thought we could always get […]
‘Why Rush Through Paradise’ explores the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48 through the solo experience of paddler-filmmaker John Nestler, while weaving in the perspective of prominent Grand Canyon boaters.
Teaser for “Why Rush Through Paradise?” a film debuting next week on CanoeKayak.com, as contributor John Nestler spends 27 days alone exploring the Grand Canyon: the longest continuous wilderness river in the Lower 48.
Kayakers continue taking “crossover boats,” to new lengths. Mountain Mind Collective’s Brendan Wells tests out a Dagger Katana this winter on a stretch he knows well: the Green Truss section of Washington’s White Salmon River.
Icicle TV was on-hand to capture the action from a few of Washington kayaker Sam Grafton’s 37 hair-raising, high-water runs of Washington’s chaotic Tumwater Canyon of the Wenatchee.
If you’re wondering why we profiled the North Fork Championship in the June issue, and paddling filmmaker Rush Sturges in the July book, look no further than Sturges’s latest release.
Benjamin Hjort’s scrolling photo feature on an international team’s kayak expedition through Russia’s remote Altai region, with runs of Siberia’s legendary Sumul’ta, Chuya, and Bashkaus rivers.
New videos, final thoughts and a competitor’s stage breakdowns from the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix, which ended in an epic and appropriate way on the Basse Cachee River, a Quebec City classic where the most intense Giant Slalom event stage was saved for last.
We track the 2014 winter that was, as Pacific Northwest paddlers reaped the record benefits from a winter kayak season for the ages.