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Brendan Orton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Megatron | The rowdiest river of my life! — July 18, 2017
  2. Ekstremsports Veko 2017 — July 13, 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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18
Jul

Megatron | The rowdiest river of my life!

This river is one of the main reasons I came back to Norway this summer. I ran just one of the rapids on it last year, an enormous slide called Megatron that Finn Burrows and Nick Horwood found and claimed the first descent on in 2010. Last year I was able to get just a …

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13
Jul

Ekstremsports Veko 2017

The Ekstemsportveko takes place annually in Voss, Norway. From humble beginnings, the festival has grown into the largest action sports event in the world and draws people from around the world and from almost every adventure sport you can imagine. The festival celebrated its 20th anniversary this year and promised to be the biggest and …

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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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