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Brendan Orton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Prevention is better than cure — November 2, 2017
  2. Bren’s First Year at Sickline — October 10, 2017
  3. Learning the Little White — May 16, 2017
  4. Nile air | Bren’s top 5 moments from Uganda — February 26, 2017
  5. My best day of free fall — December 9, 2016

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02
Nov

Prevention is better than cure

A lot of time when we talk about ‘safety on the river’ peoples minds are drawn to heroic images of throw bags spiralling across the river into desperately waiting hands, numerous Z-drags working in cohesion to retrieve a pinned kayak and a live baiter grasping someone from the clutches of a hole. These are all …

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10
Oct

Bren’s First Year at Sickline

Throughout kayaking history, many races have come and gone, but there is one that has been around almost from the beginning of extreme kayak racing and has maintained its position as one of the top races in the world; the Adidas Sickline World Championships. Born from humble beginnings almost 10 years ago in Austria, Sickline …

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16
May

Learning the Little White

The Pacific North West has earned itself a reputation as one of the best destinations for kayaking in the world. Home to a diverse selection of rivers, slides and waterfalls, the area is a geographical paradise for all level of kayakers but especially those looking to pursue the art of free fall. The waterfalls in …

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26
Feb

Nile air | Bren’s top 5 moments from Uganda

When I was younger and hatching plans to run away from school to pursue kayaking full time there was one place at the top of my list, The White Nile in Uganda. Home to perfect waves, huge rapids and warm weather this river will forever hold a special place in my heart. I have now …

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09
Dec

My best day of free fall

A snapshot by @MelissaHucksom of the best day of free fall we have ever had. @we.are.send @palmequipment @wernerpaddles @dewerstone @shred_ready_helmets @riverlegacy @pyranhauk @gformprotects #Chile #kayak #kayaking #waterfall #River #sport #adventure #explore A video posted by Bren Orton (@bren.orton) on Dec 3, 2016 at 9:04am PST I arrived in Chile a week before my crew. Mostly …

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24
Oct

Maniflowba and the Dream Wave

The tip-off came from a friend who had recently flown over a river with enormous rapids in Manitoba. Joel had originally planned this trip for the fall of 2015, however a severe weather system forced the team to delay their mission until the following year. In August 2016, an eleven strong team of some of …

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22
Sep

Massive moves at the Montreal Eau Vive

The Montreal Eau Vive, created by several prominent kayakers within the whitewater community that centres around Lachine rapids in Montreal, Canada, celebrates both the whitewater and city of Montreal with as many people as possible. The event is unlike other events in both its format and judging. Taking place over two days throughout the weekend …

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15
Aug

Bren’s top five waterfalls of Norway

I have dreamt of coming to this place for the longest time. Inspired by the antics of the legends of past that have descended upon this unique country and its abundant whitewater. Feelings of excitement mingled with worries over getting hurt as the clocks ticked forwards to my arrival in Norway. I met up with …

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09
Jun

HOA White water Challenge 2016

The HOA White Water challenge takes place in the Hokkaido mountains in Japan, Run by Patrick and Naomi O’keefe of HOA rafting. This humble, grass roots event aims to unite the local kayaking community throughout several events spread out over the weekend. The competition format was inspired by the Peak uk challenges of past in …

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26
Feb

Man vs Hell

I largely despise any sort of Charity Challenge; far too often they are elaborate reasons for students to stroll up a mountain in the sunshine and feel empowered about it. Whilst it is brilliant that they have the forethought to raise money for charity, I’m not sure if going on holiday is the right way …

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