Put simply, trying canoe slalom could benefit many recreational paddlers today to sharpen their skills. However, while the Olympics has elevated top tier canoe slalom competition, has this made the idea of this discipline more inaccessible to the average recreation paddler?
Steve Fisher and a trio of the bravest elite white water paddlers undertake an expedition to become the first to successfully navigate the Inga Rapids, considered the sacred heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo and the most perilous descent in Africa, if not the world.
Press coverage after a canoeing tragedy tends to focus on the safety precautions that those involved took. Often one reads the throwaway line ‘the victim was not wearing a lifejacket’, journalistic short-hand for ‘the person involved took inadequate precautions and therefore bears some responsibility for the fact that he or she perished’.
Open Canoeing is usually limited with paddling locations by the size of the canoe. However, Jim Coffey from Esprit International (a well known single blader himself) ) has opened canoeing up in Mexico by building a fleet of Esquif Canoes in Jalcomulco, Mexico.
It all starts with a long journey........Not the kind of deep emotional journey you might see in a top hollywood blockbuster but an actual journey that took a long period of time.
The West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand is a well known kayaking mecca! A few weeks ago I decided it was time to step it up and get some solid boating in and I knew the West Coast would provide.
One of the most intense things in the Canyon is the general isolation from man-made noise and you will treasure the memory of the unique sounds of the Canyon long after you leave.
I recently picked up the DVD of the 1976 British Kayak expedition to Everest that was led my the late Mike Jones.
I had trained hard and planned carefully. I needed this. The last few months had been claustrophobic back home.
WildWater is a journey into the mind and soul of whitewater, into the places only river runners can go, places of discovery, solitude and risk.
River rafting on the Zamebezi with all 25 rapids. The Zambezi is Africa’s fourth largest River system, after the Nile, Zaire and Niger Rivers. It runs through six countries on it’s journey from central Africa to the Indian Ocean.