Catching up with Dave Freeman and fellow Minnesota adventurer Paul Schurke, who earlier this month completed a 400-mile canoe descent of the Brazilian Amazon’s storied Rio Roosevelt.
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.
With Polyone’s decision to cease production of Royalex, the ubiquitous, longtime and game-changing material of choice for canoe design, Quebec manufacturer Esquif has answered with T-Formex, a moldable sheet material made of foam-core ABS plastic with a propriety outer-layer twist to make it lighter and more impact resistant than Royalex.
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.
By Katie McKy Here’s something that all fathers should know: Telling a kid “you can’t do that” is the best way to make sure he will do it. Even if it takes him 15 years. When Joe Pikul wanted to buy a canoe kit advertised in the back of Popular Mechanics, his dad said no—the […]
Chris Gragtmans takes a competitor’s inside look at what to watch for at the third installment of the Whitewater Grand Prix, as the unique two-week, multi-stage invitational kicks off on the frigid high-volume rivers of Ontario, with predictions, updates on the weather, and insight on the roster of the world’s most talented whitewater paddlers.
A video update from the Brazil 9000 Expedition. Gareth Jones and Aaron Chervenak, who are attempting a paddling and pedaling human-powered expedition across Brazil, detail the completion of their 2000-mile pack-canoe transit of the Amazon basin from north to south.
Gareth Jones and Aaron Chervenak compile journal entries from the paddle portion of their 5,500-mile, human-powered voyage across Brazil from north to south. They report 126 days and 1,457 miles into their 2,017-mile paddling leg by packraft and folding canoe down the Rio Branco, Rio Negro, and Rio Amazonas proper.