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Brendan Orton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. How to outfit your new Pyranha kayak! — September 22, 2018
  2. How to Stern Squirt! — June 22, 2018
  3. The Fastest I Have Ever Gone in My 9R — May 27, 2018
  4. To the Machno, “I’m Sorry!”: A Review by Bren Orton — April 17, 2018
  5. Bren Orton’s Top Three Rapids of 2017 — March 12, 2018

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09
Dec

My best day of free fall

View this post on Instagram 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 post shared by Bren Orton (@bren.orton) on Dec 3, 2016 at 9:04am PST I arrived in Chile a …

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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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05
Feb

Nile River Festival 2016

The Nile River Festival’s aim is simple; to celebrate the warm water, big rapids and perfect waves of the mighty White Nile with awesome people. The NRF is a four day event which begins with an evening Big Air Ramp Competition at the NRE base camp; beer fuelled, aerial antics promptly kick off the start …

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04
Jan

Gringo Journal

A collection of short diary entries and photos from Mexico, December 2015.  Day 1 The trip started off with a bang as we headed straight to Truchas, a cool little 20fter into a perfect 50fter. Waterfalls don’t get much cleaner than this, the only downside is a 80ft rappel down the side of an un-runnable …

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10
Nov

You don’t know till you go…

Two years ago we attended our first Yampa river festival and fell in love with the small town of Steamboat, the local river and local kayaking community. Throughout our first visit the local boys had been telling us tall tales of a stretch of river located just out of town called the North fork of …

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25
Oct

Seal Launching in Scotland

After a week at home and trying to sort out grown up things. I was more than ready to escape to the river, and when my friend Dennis Newton called me to tell me he was heading to Scotland the next day, I jumped at the chance to run away from Credit card bills, Visa …

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