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How do you save someone who's already dead? Rafa Ortiz, Rush Sturges, and Gerd Serrasolses found out. The Rio Tulijá is a remote white-water river...
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Chasing Niagara: Undercover Mission

Running a kayak over Niagara Falls is no easy job. Its no legal job either. Watch kayakers Rafa Ortiz, Rush Sturges and their determined...

They Call Themselves the Young Guns

RUSH STURGES IS RESTING AT home during the last week of April when a kayaking friend calls to tell him the news: The Bus...

Patrick Camblin’s Risky Plan to Revive Whitewater Kayaking

A decade ago, top sponsored whitewater kayakers were making $100,000 a year and competitions were booming at venues like the world championships in Graz,...

Kayaking’s Wildest Competition

In Early May, Quebec’s Mistassini River is still full of ice. Muscled up with spring runoff and stained almost black by tannins from tundra...

Rush Sturges, Marlow Long, & Brooks Baldwin

Judging from the footage in Young Gun Productions' 2004 DVD New Reign, extreme kayaking has found its heirs apparent. The flick, 30-plus minutes of...

The Evolution of Whitewater Kayaking

"THE IMPACT WAS HEAVY," says 23-year-old Montanan kayaker Tyler Bradt of his 80-mile-per-hour entry into the pool at the bottom of eastern Washington's 186-foot...

Rush Sturges: The Athlete and the Artist

This story first appeared in the July 2014 issue of Canoe & Kayak.River Roots Studios occupies an upstairs flat in the quiet town of...