But if the governments of Zimbabwe and Zambia succeed in building the proposed Batoka Gorge Dam, much of the section will be drowned, severely harming the area’s river-based tourism, partly flooding the Victoria Falls UNESCO World Heritage Site, and burying crucial habitat for endangered bird species in the process.
The Rivergator crew grapples with commercial barge traffic as the Lower Mississippi River Paddling Trail-mapping expedition extends to Baton Rouge.
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.
The day before the North Fork Championship’s marquee race at Jacob’s Ladder, Katrina Van Wijk learned that she would be the first woman ever to compete in the prestigious race. She marked the occasion by getting the words TiTS DEEP tattooed along her rib.
Competition survival tips from the Payette River Games in Cascade, Idaho, traditionally a freestyle kayak competition that private financiers have turned into a multi-discipline, all-inclusive, spectator- and athlete-friendly “marathon weekend of brutal competition” featuring the biggest payouts in its marquee kayak and SUP events.
Voting for the third annual Canoe & Kayak Awards opens today and continues through July 21.