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The rain on the way to the festival.

The Gravity Fest 2011

With the unseasonably dry West Cape winter the Gravity Fest was an awesome opportunity to get back into my kayak. Despite recovering from excessive varsity work, very poor fitness and recurring back/shoulder problems I decided to hit it hard and put in some effort in the kayaking events. Expecting...

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Solo Fitzroy Mission Video

Hey Guys, Back in February a friend to dropped me at the Melbourne airport with fully loaded creek boat, I had with me everything I needed to survive in the Wilderness of the Kimberley for over a week without any support. After 2 planes, a 4 hour bus, and 2 nights transit I found myself loading my...

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It's almost fall... So here's some spring photos!

The Ottawa Bubble!!! It gets me every year, as soon as I get back to OWL Rafting I start slacking at all aspects of my life. I can’t stay in touch with people, updates on blogs get rare and all I really do is raft and kayak for a few months. And you know what? It’s awesome like that! However I’ll...

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Voss Ekstremsportveko - Better Late than Never

This year the Ekstremsportveko in Voss, Norway was wet. Very wet. I felt sorry for the people who had to hang out in the mud puddle they called the campground. I am lucky enough to call myself a Voss local (okay, so I live in Bergen, but I am in Voss on most weekends) so I had a place to dry out....

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American Whitewater - Deerfield Festival

The first time I visited the Deerfield I was amazed at the variety of river crafts and the enthusiastic people who paddle there. American Whitewater held there fundraiser this past weekend, a good turn out of people, paddlers and dogs enjoyed the beautiful summer weather and dam released water....

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The Beauty of Montana Wilderness

With record snowpacks and an unusual water year, I have had a very lucky summer of wilderness runs. The latest I got to check off my list was the Upper Middle Fork of the Flathead River in mighty Montana. This trip includes the added bonus of an awesome flight over the Flathead Valley and through...

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Springtime in the Frozen Tundra

We all love getting back to our kayaking roots, coming back to our home runs, the rivers we got inspired to step up to as we learned to paddle. I learned to paddle growing up in Alaska, and it's been a long time since I've made it home for any length of time. Boating season in my stomping grounds...

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Slave River Flood-Knock on Wood!

I edited the following EPIC video with John Blyth about our day at peak flow (7300 cms, 258,000 cfs) with literally tons of wood floating by. Check it out! Slave River Flood 2011 - Knock on Wood from Leif Anderson on Vimeo. More photos from our 2011 Slave River trip The Slave River Paddlefest is...

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Moore Run: West Virginia's Most Harcore Creek

"A couer vaillantrien d'impossible (For a brave and willing heart, nothing is impossible)." Many years ago, a good friend named Dinver McClure tipped me off to a creek called Moore Run in the Otter Creek Wilderness. He claimed that it was one of the more extreme runable creeks in the state...

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Black River Festival - New York-

Black River Festival took place in Watertown, NY. It hosted a down river race, floateeo and incredible "80's movies" themed party on Saturday night. A great day of meeting new boaters, social paddling, down the Black River Canyon and hours of play boating in Hole Brothers. Enjoy some of...

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