Well, as the paddling season wraps up, I've been looking back at some media from what was truly an epic year in the paddling world. One event that I was honoured to be a part of this year was the Whitewater Grand Prix. You've probably seen alot of the competition media from this event, but the paddling that we did in between the competitions was every bit as incredible. One of the highlights for me was certainly…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on November 16, 2011 at 5:00pm — No Comments
Tatlow Creek is 100% classic BC class V. There's a brutal 4x4 road, heinous bushwacking, huge mandatory drops, and giant trees that you need to boof next to. You will also find crystal clear water that you can drink right out of the river, two 20 footers, two 30 footers, a 40 footer, and an absolutely spectacular gorge that you would be hard-pressed to beat for scenery. If you are up to the challenge, it will deliver and then some!
The hike-in is up a mountain, and then a…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on September 25, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
I put this blog post up few weeks back about an intense run in Southwestern BC, Fear Canyon of the Elaho. Here is the video of my first run down the river...
I have to say that the Nomad 8.5 is definitely my happy place for large volume…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on September 3, 2011 at 6:30pm — No Comments
I wanted to check in from the Whistler, BC library about some recent adventures that I have been having out here.
Tommy Hilleke once said that "everything else is just training for kayaking in BC." I've been thinking about that statement over the past few weeks of exploring this area of the world. It is absolutely true. The rivers here are remote, difficult to get into, sometimes impossible to get out of, and any scouting or portaging comes…Continue
Added by Chris Gragtmans on August 20, 2011 at 6:00pm — No Comments
Greetings Ladies and Gents!
The past two years of extreme kayaking have been absolutely crazy to witness. From Tyler Bradt running 186 foot Palouse Falls, to a ridiculous season this year in Chile, to some serious progression on the Oregon and Cali fronts, the sport of kayaking has been pushed by a lot of people. The simple fact is that more people than ever before are running gigantic waterfalls.…