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.
“Exploring Antioquia,” the second in a series of Mountain Mind Collective feature episodes debuting exclusively on CanoeKayak.com, follows a team of international paddlers’ pair of first descents on a big-water canyon section of Rio Cauca, and then 55 miles down the politically unstable Rio Nechi, “a steep river deep within Colombia’s narco-ruled jungles.”
Video from 2014 Expedition of the Year nominees Darcy Gaechter, Don Beveridge, and David Midgley: the first team to complete the Amazon’s 4,300-mile, source-to-sea descent without raft support from its newly discovered most-distant source in the headwaters of Peru’s Rio Mantaro.
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.’
As the 2014 Whitewater Grand Prix comes to a close, C&K contributor John Rathwell frames the world’s top whitewater competitors in this exclusive gallery with overall results highlighted by overall wins by Martina Wegman and Dane Jackson.
It only took 16 weeks before the 20-year-standing canoe waterfall record was broken. Brad McMillan ran 70-foot Desoto Falls, clearing 10 feet from Coffey’s Truchas.
Martina Wegman and Dane Jackson lead a stacked international field with three stages down and three stages remaining for the Whitewater Grand Prix 2014 as the competition moves to Quebec. The standings are close and the winner is far from certain.