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Bren Orton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. A Few Words on the Scorch — July 1, 2021
  2. You Can’t Use That on There! — May 3, 2021
  3. Working on a Film Shoot — February 9, 2021
  4. The Wellerbrücke in the Ozone. — October 8, 2020
  5. Bren Orton | Pyranha Ozone Review — January 22, 2020

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01
Jul

A Few Words on the Scorch

My second day in it I had it on a waterfall run in Austria and I can honestly say I have never smiled as much down a river as I flew with my nose so high down the drops and whipped into the micro eddies above and below them.

03
May

You Can’t Use That on There!

A few years ago there seemed to be a widely accepted belief that in order to kayak down harder rivers you needed a creekboat. A big one!

09
Feb

Working on a Film Shoot

The season was drawing to an end in Austria, and I was facing a choice between lockdown in the UK or lockdown in Austria when I received an Instagram message from Josh at Bali productions. The tourism board was filming a new tourism campaign based around action sports and were in need of a kayaker…

08
Oct

The Wellerbrücke in the Ozone.

The Wellerbrücke is fast, steep, and chock-full of places you don’t want to end up. If I’m honest, there’s not very much to taking the Ozone down the Wellerbrücke that makes sense!

22
Jan

Bren Orton | Pyranha Ozone Review

The time has long gone when we would use massive kayaks designed for steep rivers on easier sections of whitewater and float easily over the top of all the features or just park and play at one spot. It’s time to enjoy the river!

19
Nov

Park Jam 2019

Another year of the Park Jam has come, the kids I met for the first time have gotten older, taller and better at kayaking but best of all there are new people popping up throughout the countries whitewater parks. The first years tour was a bit of an impromptu rush to make it happen, nobody …

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14
Nov

Expedition Rippering

I genuinely didn’t look for food I liked or that would typically be good to have on a multi-day, I looked for the lightest sources of calories possible and walked away with several packs of biscuits.

28
Aug

Kayaking in Tibet

I have been lucky enough to travel to almost all of my childhood dream kayaking destinations, but there has been one country at the top of the list for a long time.

28
May

Breaking Out of the Routine

It can be scary trying new things on the river, however, I think it’s a large part of why I find kayaking so addictive.

20
Mar

Big Water Appreciation for the Machno!

It isn’t as rewarding as the 9R, and it doesn’t feature the learning curve, everyday joy and surprises of the Ripper, but my goodness when the river is rowdy am I happy to be in my Machno!

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