A look at C&K Editor-at-Large Alan Kesselheim’s packing list for his summer sojourn on the portage-studded 740-mile Northern Forest Canoe Trail route from New York to Maine.
On November 25th, 2008, Daniel Belanger, a New York-based social entrepreneur, digital designer and accomplished outdoorsman, will set out on a solo expedition to photograph the Earth’s most remote wildlife. The two-year expedition will be primarily undertaken by kayak, including a challenging 350 mile open-ocean crossing from Argentina to the Falkland Islands. A second phase […]
Customized Kevlar Bob Special, $2,249 Plaid worked for Mel Gibson in Braveheart, and inspired Nova Craft to lay up one of their 15-foot Bob Specials in the Highland Tartan of the real Braveheart, William Wallace. But even if plaid wool and blue face paint isn’t your style, Nova Craft gives you the freedom to choose […]
I began planning a 35-mile single day circumnavigation of James Island in Charleston, South Carolina 9 months before the trip would occur. I had to find a day near the summer equinox with the most hours of daylight and the correct timing of the tides. The plan was to launch from Wappoo Cut Landing at […]
Somewhere in the fog between Gibsons and Egmont, Nick asks me, “Why, again are we doing this?” The wipers can’t keep up with the rain and the tires feel loose on the endless curves. Foreigner is all that blares on the local radio station. It takes me a second, focused on the scantly visible road […]
BIG PERFORMANCE, SMALL PACKAGE Valley Avocet LV $3,799 (Ultra Kevlar lay-up) valleyseakayaks.com L: 15 ft 11 in W: 20.5 in D: 11.5 in 45 lbs Made in: Nottingham, England Smaller paddlers have long craved a real “LV” (low-volume) sea kayak. This boat was the clear favorite of Kate and Danielle, and not just because it […]
Click here for the Video The World’s best whitewater kayakers met in early October 08′ in Austria’s tztal for a special kind of challenge: Adidas Sickline – the extreme Kayak World Championship. – In a tight and thrilling final on the legendary Wellerbrcke course German kayaker Thilo Niklas Schmitt won gold in Austria’s beautiful tztal. […]
Click here for the Video Name Time Place Pat Keller 4:31 1 Chris Gragtmans 4:35 2 Eric Deguil 4:42 3 Isaac Levinson 4:43 4 Andrew Holcombe 4:49 5 Toby MacDermott 4:54 6 John Grace 4:54 6 Drew Duval 4:54 6 Pablo McCandless 4:55 9 Geoff Calhoun 4:56 10 Nathan Silsbee 4:56 10 Fergus Coffey 4:56 […]
Registrations are now being accepted for the 11th annual Yukon River Quest, the longest annual canoe and kayak race in the world, which will be held June 24-June 28, 2009. The 740-kilometer (460-mile) wilderness adventure paddling marathon is held on the Yukon River from Whitehorse to Dawson City in Canada’s Yukon Territory. New online entry […]
Story by Kate Stepan “Just show up around noon,” shrugs English-born Ben May, owner of the Kayak Chile paddle shop on the main street of Pucon, an adventure-touristy town in southern Chile known mostly for the 2,847-meter volcano Villarrica looming a few kilometers to the south. “We’ll get you on the river.” Though we’re here […]
It’s Green River Race time! Liquidlogic’s Shane Benedict shares his perspective.
In January and February of 2009, New York City based kayaker Marcus Demuth will attempt to circumnavigate all 776 Falkland Islands by sea kayak, a journey of over 850 Miles. The goal of the expedition is to be the first kayaker to successfully circumnavigate the 776 Falkland Islands and to document and study the marine […]
Exploring Effects of Global Warming on the Antarctic Coast In December 2008, Cristian Donoso, Juan Pablo Ortega and Roger Rovira will travel to the Antarctic Peninsula to make a 550-mile self-supported kayak journey to the Palmer Archipelago and the Danco Coast to study wildlife density and explore the effects of global warming on the Antarctic […]