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Category Archive: Trip Reports

26
Mar

A Magical Night | Upano River, Ecuador

The Upano river is located in the south of Ecuador. It is a river that runs through a beautiful canyon with a thousand waterfalls called The Grand Canyon of the Upano. This is was one of the most beautiful canyons I have ever paddled, and during out stay in Ecuador, World Class Academy decided to …

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15
Mar

Too Much Carnage?

The wetsuit warriors couldn’t have been keener; throwing lines, swimming rapids, chase boating and much, much more.

06
Feb

Snow Day in the Ripper!

Don’t let a little bit of cold weather stop you from getting out and enjoying the river, even if you were born south of Warrington.

05
Jan

A Whole New Love for the Ripper!

The Ripper is the best choice of kayak for people looking to learn how to whitewater kayak, not just bimble down over the top, but learn how to ride every part of it and shred every rapid.

19
Dec

Rio Claro, A Dream Come True

The Rio Claro is one of the most beautiful rivers in the world. The Claro is in the Maule Region and is based in the Siete Tazas National Park in the heart of Chile. I have always dreamed of running this river and I got my chance to paddle this glorious canyon. During my stay in …

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02
Oct

Three weeks in the Canadian Arctic in the Fusion

The Barrenlands region in Arctic Canada is an amazing place. Big skies over green tundra, Canadian shield granite ledges, 24-hour daylight, amazing wildlife, and blue rivers. We paddled the Hood River in Nunavut, Canada for 21 days over 250 miles from the source to the mouth at Arctic Sound. The Hood is a classic Barrenlands …

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25
Sep

A Boat That Can Hold Both Books AND Beer

Like plenty of stories, this one begins with winning a launch date for the Grand Canyon. Where this story maybe takes a sharp turn was finding a kayak that I could cram a bunch of books inside… Several years ago, I was sitting with friends on a rental cabin porch in the Appalachians of Tennessee …

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06
Apr

Dominican December

Below: The swinging bridge at the take out for the Upper Rio Jimenoa, which is also the put in for the Staircase Section. Photo by Adam Goshorn. With a 10,000 foot peak in the middle of the island, there is plenty of gradient to be had in the Dominican Republic. It just takes rain to …

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26
Jan

San Luis Potosi, Mexico

In November of 2017 several friends and I headed down to San Luis Potosi, Mexico to forget about winter and live the good-life for a while. It was my 10th time traveling to the region to paddle over the previous 13 years, but the warm water, clean waterfalls, and awesome food in San Luis Potosi …

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10
Jan

Jonas Le Morvan / Nicolas Caussanel 2017 Showreel [Français]

2017 s’achève après avoir célébré dignement la nouvelle année il est temps de se retourner une dernière fois sur ce que je vais qualifier de ma plus belle année de kayak jusqu’à présent. Cette saison fut pour moi la plus riche en matière de voyage 10 Pays 3 continents une année qui commence sur la …

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