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Legends of Rafting: Mark Cramer

Mark Cramer is the only person to have rafted North America’s big-water Triple Crown: Turnback Canyon of the Alsek, Devils Canyon of the Susitna,...

Legends of Rafting: Bill McGinnis

Bill McGinnis helped take commercial boating from its crude roots to the polished professionalism it practices today. In 1975, McGinnis wrote Whitewater Rafting, the...

Why the Stikine Still Matters

It’s not uncommon to arrive at a river and find a local paddler at the takeout, waiting to hitch a ride back to the...

Kayaker Willie Kern on Pushing the Limit

A guide for most of his adult life, Utah-based kayaker Willie Kern has been all over the map. From the heights of the Himalayas...

Returning to Conquer Demons on a River of Doubt

We haven’t been on the river two hours and things are already borderline unmanageable. With the high level, maybe 20,000 cfs, eddies have disappeared and...

Triumph and Tragedy

It will change how you view yourself, the world and everyone in it. Not since 1981, when a team of expedition paddlers first attempted the...

30 Years: Grand Canyon of the Stikine

Thirty years ago, Idaho’s Rob Lesser led one of the more audacious whitewater feats of all time: the first descent of the Grand Canyon...

A Profile of Whitewater Legend Rob Lesser

At 58, Rob Lesser is 35 years into his love affair with whitewater kayaking – and still going strong. Perhaps best known for his...
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Newman’s Own Stikine

In the latest Mountain Mind Collective Quick Flick, French kayaker Nouria Newman walks us through one of her two successful runs through Site Zed,...