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Monthly Archive: February 2012

27
Feb

Yeah yeah yeah .. water rising in Austria !!!!

Still very cold, but some rain made the first good creeks flow. Had great days on the water. Probably would have been easier with a Snowboard or ice climbing equiptment but was awesome .. Big Boof with the Shiva on the “No Brainer rapid”     1st D of Langbathseebach    Pic: Daniel Egger   Ice …

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27
Feb

Can Kayakers Change the World?

Answer: Yes. One step at a time. A Dam Relief is a new media project, set out by Pyranha’s own Max Bilbow and Sam Ward, that seeks to develop Uganda through sustainable and responsible tourism. If you only read one long-winded article with very few pictures, please make it this one! Read the ‘A Dam …

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25
Feb

Pyranha Dart Fest 2012!

Pyranha’s annual DartFest at the River Dart Country Park is always good fun! This year was no exception, check out the video to see what happened…  Slightly low water levels did not stop paddlers getting some great coaching from Chris Eastabrook’s renowned confidence building courses and Liquid Logistics improvers river trip. Lots of people dropped by the …

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23
Feb

Colombia – from the boats’ point of view

As a round-up to our Colombia expedition I thought I would do something a little different and give you a summary of our trip from our boats’ point of view – enjoy!

16
Feb

And the Grammy goes to ……. Demshitz ?!?!

I think they knew I was from Tennessee

The Grammy Awards have nothing to do with kayaking, and no the Dems haven’t come out with the “Brown” album, yet. However I managed to boof through the front door, infiltrate the Hollywood elite, and bring some “low-class” to an otherwise highbrow event. Like Batman’s signal in the sky, the raised brownclaw attracts kayakers anywhere …

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14
Feb

First Look at the Loki

Check out the very first outing of the Loki on our local home run, the mighty Tryweryn in North Wales. For more info and where to find a demo go to www.pyranha.com/Loki Paddler Andy Butler Filmed by Tom Laws Edited by Andy Butler

05
Feb

HOMATHKO BC MISSION STATUS

Here is an update of some of the epic missions we got up to in BC last summer/fall. With Whistler bragging record snow fall in the winter (over 16 meters fell) the summer was guaranteed crazy high water and a super long season. Low and behold it did not fail to impress. For the first …

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03
Feb

The River’s Source – a Whitewater Sympoisum

Last weekend saw the first ever River’s Source Whitewater Symposium at the River Dart, Devon, UK. The event is set to become a favourite fixture on the UK whitewater calendar with something for every paddler interested in whitewater! Contributions from every corner of the industry provided an excellent range of courses, from learning new skills on …

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01
Feb

Mexico 2011: Huasteca on a Budget!

Below: Steve on the Rio Valles, photo by Adam Goshorn Below: Adam on the Rio Santa Maria, photo by Steve Krajewski Since my first trip to the Huasteca region of Mexico in 2005, I have returned almost ever winter for 2-3 weeks to revisit my favorite rivers in the area and explore new ones as …

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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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