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First Kayak Descent of the Niagara River Gorge

Thirty shirtless river guides were packed into the sweltering dormitory room; the machismo was almost as overpowering as the stench. Chris Spelius (known as...
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Historical Paddling Safari through Chile

Kayaking the best rivers of Chile including the now dammed bio bio. These were the exploratory trips of whitewater in Chile See More: Historical Paddling...

Canoeandes: In the Belly of the Earth

Perhaps George Mallory characterized the sensation best when, asked why he had set sights on then unconquered Mt. Everest, he replied, "Because it was...

Canoandes: From Kayakers to Explorers

What started as a quixotic six-month planned escape by a group of Polish students from Krakow standing at the doorway to adulthood became a...
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Dudh Kosi: Kayaking Down Everest (1977)

In 1976 a British expedition made history, becoming the first kayakers to descend the Dudh Kosi river that runs off Mount Everest. High in...
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First Descent: Savage River

When all you know about a river is what the postcard from the damkeeper says.
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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,...

Short History of the Stikine

The Grand Canyon of the Stikine River in northern British Columbia is one of the greatest whitewater runs in the world. Hidden away in...