A look at this weekend’s fourth stage of the AWP Whitewater World Series–the Devils Extreme race in Lipno, Czech Republic–with organizer Jakub Nemec and photos and video from the 2011 race.
Davey du Plessis, a 24-year-old South African adventure traveler, is in critical, but stable condition recovering in a Lima hospital after a harrowing run-in with Peruvian villagers along on the Ucayali River on Saturday. Attempting a solo, human-powered, cycling-hiking-tubing-paddling descent of the Amazon, du Plessis hoped to become the youngest person to navigate the river system source-to-sea. Tragically, a pair of young men shot du Plessis multiple times this weekend.
Coverage from the ICF Canoe Slalom World Cup in Prague, Czech Republic, where this weekend Vavřinec Hradilek received an overwhelming reception fresh off his Olympic silver medal showing and U.S. paddler Michal Smolen cracked the top 10.
Two high-end touring blades reviewed in the Apostle Islands.
Dispatch No. 5 from Jeffery and Giulio as they paddle the length of Ukraine’s Dnieper River.
Andrew Metcalfe’s 745-mile portage across Canada with a pink canoe.
Watch the inaugural Canoe & Kayak Awards Presented by Zeal Optics.
Dispatch No. 4 from Jeffery and Giulio as they paddle the length of Ukraine’s Dnieper River.
Three friends building a kayak out of duct tape to raise money for cancer research.
C&K took out six of the sweetest— and cost-effective—models we could find, and put ‘em to the test. Here are our picks for best tandem kayaks of 2012.
Dispatch No. 2 from a 2,600 mile canoe journey across Canada’s Territories.
On May 27, Burton Greer and Nathan Zumwalt made a little open-boat history with the first complete OC-2 run down the Green River Narrows, including the notorious crux at Gorilla. See the video and read about the run in the paddlers’ words.
Brett Dufur takes readers on his 80-hour journey down the Missouri: “On Tuesday morning, July 31, nearly 400 misfit paddlers, weekend warriors and river rats from 37 states looked fresh and eager to take on the MR340—the world’s longest, nonstop ultramarathon paddling event … “
Dispatch No. 5 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River.
C&K’s Top 7 picks for new, innovative pieces of paddling gear at this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Trade Show
Dispatch No. 4 from a 150-mile bar hopping paddle down The Thames River
Tomorrow, Friday, Aug. 10, the 200-meter flatwater sprint is making its debut at the Olympic Games. It will also be the last chance for the U.S. Canoe/Kayak Team to take home a medal from the London 2012 Games.