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16
Apr

Mexico 2013 Part III: Veracruz

Below: Must be going the right way, photo by Evan Alfano Below: Adam Goshorn on the Rio Alseseca , photo by Shannon Goshorn The day after we paddled the second canyon of the Rio Verde with Team Previa (see: Mexico 2013 part II HERE); we woke up early and broke down our camp at Aldea …

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10
Mar

Mexico 2013 Part II: Team Previa

Below: Matt Beauchamp running Puerta del Salto in the second canyon of the Rio Verde, photos by Adam Goshorn   Just after dark on the day we ran the Rio Minas Viajas (see Mexico 2013 Part I HERE), we were driving down the narrow driveway into the Aldea Huesteca campground when we met a van …

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26
Feb

Mexico 2013 Part I: Welcome To Mexico!

Below: Matt Beauchamp, Rio Minas Viejas, photo by Adam Goshorn From my house in Mentone, Alabama it is almost exactly a 27-hour drive to the take-out for the Cascadas Micos section of the Rio Valles in San Luis PotosiMexico.  For the eighth time in the last nine years, friends trickled into my house the night …

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08
Oct

Kayak Borneo – Flash Floods, Blow Pipes and Wild Boar

The second month of the rolling expedition kicked off well with Nick Bennett, Patrick Clissold and Tom Haywood joining me to paddle the classics from the previous month. With a bit of boating under our belt, we decided to have a punt at a 60km gorge littered with rapids marked on a 1980’s pilotage chart.  …

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18
Apr

Mexico 2012 Part II: The Big Banana

Below: Namesake, photo by Adam Goshorn After spending out first full day in Mexico paddling the Roadside section of the Rio Alseseca (see pictures and video HERE) we returned to Aventurec and ended up spending the evening drinking a few beers with German paddler Julian Schafer and Canadian paddlers Mikkel St. Jean-Ducan and Lianne Germaine, …

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26
Mar

Sulawesi exploration

Buffalo are a prized commodity in the Torajean highlands

Whilst flying out the not-so-successful expedition to Papua in 2011, our plane stopped off en route to re-fuel. We had no idea where we were, and we popped into the airport for a quick Nasi Goreng and to find out. Discovering we were in Sulawesi set my brain into gear. I have the pleasure of …

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25
Jun

Small Burn vs Shiva Review

When I heard that Pyranha was putting out a new creeker, I didn’t pay much attention because I’ve been so happy with my Burn, and I wasn’t looking to change boats.  Then when I saw the Shiva, I was intrigued.  My first thought was that it resembled an old Pyranha favorite of mine, the Creek …

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01
Feb

Everest – Paddle raft first descent

My name is Sean Glaccum and I have travelled to the Himalayas almost every fall since 1997 in search of rivers that have never been kayaked or rafted.  Past Himalayan first descents include:  First kayak descents off Mt. Kanchenjunga (3rd highest peak), Mt. Cho Oyu (6th highest peak), Mt. Dhaulagiri (7th highest peak) and Mt. …

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20
Jan

A succesful end to San Gil

Following the return of our boats and our bowels to (relative) health we decided the best option would be to head out on an overnighter on the Rio Chichamocha, a rarely rafted river due to the terrible roads and the length of the run. The four in our team were joined by some new friends …

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02
Jan

Claim it!

The kayaking world isn’t like the mountaineering world. Traditionally being gentlemen of high regard, mountaineers have always kept accurate records of their achievements. Kayakers, traditionally being scumbags, have not. This has led to much pub (and internet) based based banter over who ran what first. It’s getting more and more difficult to find that elusive …

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