Category Archives: Adventure

November 18

Beginning the Antarctic Adventure

In 1982, Argentina invaded a tiny, inhospitable island in the South Atlantic I’d never heard of. Soon there after, the British Task Force was dispatched to sail south and deal with the situation and as an impressionable teenager growing up in the UK, I spent the next 74 days glued to the TV as our […]

January 21

Challenged on the Chattooga

The water was high. I couldn’t remember the last time I’d paddled Section IV at this level, if ever. Texts and calls to friends on the drive south confirmed line choices. Concerns now put aside, it was time to get together with some of the faster whitewater paddlers around to test ourselves against the iconic […]

January 12

Upper Chattooga / Section 00

The upper Chattooga had been illegal to paddle since 1976 but a landmark agreement negotiated by American Whitewater finally opened things up in 2013 by granting whitewater paddlers access December thru April when flows exceeded 350cfs. These severe restrictions imposed by the US Forest Service are the only ones of their kind in the entire […]

January 08

Ideas to Spice things up in 2016

Happy 2016! As we start the New Year with resolutions to eat less junk food or run three times a week, we can also focus on different resolutions that will help improve our kayaking. Goals aren’t just for life maintenance or careers, but can also help us become better kayakers or find new passions. By […]

December 14


Click on that “HD” button to capture all the action in vivid detail.

December 01

Ecuador Whitewater Adventures

After just one week exploring the whitewater rivers of Ecuador, I have come to the realization that I have barely scratched the surface of this incredible whitewater paradise, making a return trip inevitable.

November 16


Hop on board my race run at the 2015 Ardeche Marathon. Such an incredible event but you have to work really hard to avoid the chaos of the hundreds and hundreds of other participants. Enjoy.

November 12

Le Marathon des Gorges de l’Ardeche

There’s only a small number of paddlesports events that are truly revered. Once such event is the “Marathon International des Gorges de l’Ardeche” in southeast  France. When I first read stories of this event decades ago I promised myself I would one day attend. That decision was reinforced time and time again by stories, video […]

August 26

VIDEO: West Fork of the Tuckasegee

In 2001, American Whitewater organized a team of volunteers to run this dewatered reach of the upper Tuckasegee as part of a whitewater flow study. They found a super fun creek run of moderate difficulty with one big drop and tons of great low angle slides and boulder rapids.  AW signed a settlement agreement with […]

July 06

VIDEO: “The Gorge”