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Brendan Orton

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Date registered: January 3, 2012

Latest posts

  1. Nile air | Bren’s top 5 moments from Uganda — February 26, 2017
  2. My best day of free fall — December 9, 2016
  3. Maniflowba and the Dream Wave — October 24, 2016
  4. Massive moves at the Montreal Eau Vive — September 22, 2016
  5. Bren’s top five waterfalls of Norway — August 15, 2016

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26
Feb

Nile air | Bren’s top 5 moments from Uganda

When I was younger and hatching plans to run away from school to pursue kayaking full time there was one place at the top of my list, The White Nile in Uganda. Home to perfect waves, huge rapids and warm weather this river will forever hold a special place in my heart. I have now …

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09
Dec

My best day of free fall

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 video posted by Bren Orton (@bren.orton) on Dec 3, 2016 at 9:04am PST I arrived in Chile a week before my crew. Mostly …

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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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