Traci Lynn Martin, a 49-year-old registered nurse in Kansas City, Missouri, wanted a new paddling goal—an ambitious one. And what could be more ambitious than setting a world record? So Martin went to the world record people, Guinness, and looked u[...]
Avoiding Barges: Inside Kris Laurie's Missouri-Mississippi River source-to-sea odyssey
“If you have lost faith in humanity, paddle a river.” – Alyce Kuenzli I caught up with Lisa Pugh four days after she and Alyce Kuenzli reached the Gulf of Mexico, becoming the first all-female team to canoe the fourth longest river system in th[...]
Many paddlers have completed longer solo trips than Gienieczko, but his sponsors never heard of any of them. Even if they had, the Guinness name would bring publicity, and publicity would bring money.
Inside British sea kayaker and filmmaker Erin Bastian's latest project above the Arctic Circle in Norway’s Lofoten Islands, where she explores a dreamscape of fjords, mountains, exposed coastline and quaint fishing villages.
Mike Ranta finishes 4,750-mile solo canoe journey across Canada, as 150 supporters greet the affable voyageur on Day 200 as he reaches Dominion Beach on Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia, the easternmost point of mainland Canada.
“Right now I’m feeling like a million bucks,” says Ranta, closing in on the end to his historic pan-continent solo canoe voyage, at the end of Nova Scotia's Cape Breton Island.
Track Ranta’s progress HERE, from the interactive map pictured above. On a misty morning on New Brunswick’s St. John River, Mike Ranta answers my phone call on speaker. It’s Day 178 of his 4,750-mile solo canoe journey across Canada, and Ra[...]
After 38 days and over 620 miles, the expedition crew of Ben Stookesberry, Erik Boomer, and Sarah McNair-Landry successfully crossed the Greenland ice sheet, reaching a place they have proclaimed the “Twin Galaxies Fjord.” The discovery o[...]
By Patrick Winterton Olly Hicks and George Bullard made history this week when they paddled their 24-foot Inuk Duo double sea kayak into Balnakeil Bay in the extreme northwest of the British Isles, completing the first known kayak journey from Greenl[...]