On June 17, Bob Weitzel, 57, died attempting to paddle around Pigeon Point and into Canadian waters during his 1,200-mile solo circumnavigation of Lake Superior. C&K Contributing Editor Conor Mihell provides a deeper look into Weitzel’s life, and into the windy, choppy conditions that led to this recent Great Lakes paddling tragedy.
Billed as the “Arctic Return Adventure Tour,” Thorfsen and Palo picked up where a legendary polar expedition by Norwegian explorers Fridjof Nansen and Hjalmar Johansen left off.
Six weeks have passed since Dave and Amy Freeman set out on Lake Superior by kayak and began making their way towards the Atlantic Ocean. This is the fifth stage of their North American Wilderness Classroom Odyssey, a cross-continental trip by dogsled, kayak, and canoe.
The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to support an omnibus bill that would waive environmental legislation like the Endangered Species Act, the Wilderness Act and the Clean Water Act and transfer full control of a 100-mile-wide strip of land along the United States’ northern and southern boundaries to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.
Canoe & Kayak magazine is pleased to announce that voting for the first annual Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Zeal Optics is now open in all categories.
Here’s your chance to hitch a ride to Hawaii for free! Just upload photos of your favorite destination(s) and tell us why the location is an ideal “Playground”!
A 72 mile race along the Missouri River from Yankton South Dakota to Sioux City.
You know that age-old question, “what would your mother think”? Well, have you ever asked her? At the age of 67, Melody Shapiro gives us answers while exploring the canyons of the Utah desert.
From October 2011 to January 2012, Will Stauffer-Norris and Zak Podmore hiked and paddled 1,700 miles, filming and narrating on the fly as they traveled from the Wind River Mountains in Wyoming to the Pacific Ocean in Mexico, following the tenuous trail of the Colorado River system.
Canoe & Kayak magazine is pleased to announce the first annual Canoe & Kayak Awards presented by Zeal Optics, honoring paddlesports’ most inspiring people, expeditions, and films.
Photos and a report from the first leg of the Ikkatsu Project, a sea kayak expedition to survey the impact of drifting debris from last March’s Tōhoku earthquake-tsunami arriving now on the remote western coast of Washington state.
See a photo gallery from the famed Memphis Outdoors Inc. Canoe and Kayak Race, where, this Saturday, the popular, three-decade-old race and demo event known for its spectacular mass-start and inclusive nature (racers participated in 64 different boat classes and age divisions) was back on.
The first World Cup race of the season, held in Cardiff, Wales, this weekend, was also the final race of U.S. Olympic selection. And the 2012 U.S. Olympic Slalom team is: Casey Eichfeld, Eric Hurd, Jeff Larimer, Scott Parsons, and Caroline Queen
“For someone who is basically my father’s age to win is mind blowing. It’s one of the best sporting performances I have ever been part of.” — Michael Booth, age 21.
The first World Cup Slalom event of the season, to be held this weekend in Cardiff, Wales, will finalize the U.S. Whitewater Slalom Olympic Team.
After paddling the length of the Amazon in 2008, Mark Kalch now plans to paddle the longest rivers of each continent, starting with the Missouri and Mississippi.
Steady sunshine and temperatures in the low 80s greeted just under 3,000 people to the 14th annual Adirondack Paddlefest on the weekend of May 18-20 in Old Forge, N.Y.