Tales from the Cripps

TALES FROM THE CRIPPS: Episode 23 – Paying It Forward with Andrey Coto Robles

Coto is back! It's been almost a year and a half since doing one of my favorite interviews with Andrey Coto in episode 9....

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 21: Getting brown with Dave Fusilli

Whitewater kayaking doesn't get much more homegrown than the Demshitz. Episode 21. Getting brown with Dave Fusilli MAR 11, 2024 EPISODE 21 In this episode I sit down...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 20: How Playboating Can Stop Malaria and Other Useful Kayaking Tricks with Dr. Jessie Stone

Jessie Stone, a kayaker with a doctoring problem, joins me to talk about some of the adventures that she's stumbled into by following her...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 19: Beautiful Rivers & Beautiful Minds with Benny Clark

In this episode we explore the world with Benny Clark. Benny kayaks to find peace and Benny kayaks to survive. We explore how Benny's...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 18: I Do All My Own Stunts with Brad Higginbotham

Who is Brad Higginbotham: Stunt man? Mad man? Lover? Naturalist? Cover boy? Educator? Family man? Find out that and more in this episode of Tales...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 17: Hard Core Tales with Mike Nash

Hard Core Tales with Mike Nash DEC 16, 2023 EPISODE 17 I had the good fortune to sit down with paddle maker, fitter and turner, kayaker, sailor,...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 16: Falling Down on the Jarbidge Bruneau

As David Olson put it, when running the Jarbidge Bruneau section, a series of remote canyons in southern Idaho, "we always thought, ... what...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 15 : The Grand Canyon with Orin and Rowan Gartner

In late June through early July Orin and Rowan Gartner made their first descent down the Colorado River through the Grand Canyon in kayaks....

Tales from the Cripps: Bonus Episode 14.5 : The Canadian’s Foss River Rescue with Adam Frey & Ben Holzman

This bonus episode is a companion piece to episode 14 with Abe Herrera. When Abe described his experience with a rescue on the Foss River, he...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 14: Boof Sessions with Abe Herrera

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 14: Boof Sessions with Abe Herrera JUL 20, 2023 EPISODE 14 Kayak Session coverboy, HBO documentary logistics man, swiftwater safety instructor, Ecuadorian...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 13: How to Become an Overnight Tubing Success with Rolf Kelly

Episode 13. How to Become an Overnight Tubing Success with Rolf Kelly MAY 30, 2023 EPISODE 13 In this episode, Tales from the Cripps goes tubing with...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 12. Around the Globe with Alex Nicks, Shoes Optional

Episode 12. Around the Globe with Alex Nicks, Shoes Optional MAY 22, 2023 EPISODE 12 Alex Nicks may be one of the best kayakers you never heard...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 11. Part 2 with Gareth Fryer: The Safety Chronicles

Episode 11. Part 2 with Gareth Fryer: The Safety Chronicles MAY 14, 2023 EPISODE 11 What do you do when you find yourself experiencing your 4th near...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 10. Tales from Down Under with Gareth Fryer

Tales from Down Under with Gareth Fryer In today's episode Kevin Cripps had the unique opportunity to sit down with Kiwi paddler Gareth Fryer from...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 9. Paddle hard, save your life! with Andrey Coto Robles

Paddle hard, save your life! with Andrey Coto Robles Most people that consider themselves river people have stories about how the sport has changed their...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 8. Always Run the First Big Thing with Gary Edgeworth

Always Run the First Big Thing with Gary Edgeworth In episode 8 Kevin Cripps sits down with Gary Edgeworth who has been a prominent figure...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 7: Barefoot snow walking and going fast and taking chances with Paul Raymond

In this episode, Kevin Cripps sits down with Paul Raymond, who has taken the helm of OBJ race director in recent years. OBJ, or...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 6. Safety Third with Nick Wigston

6. Safety Third with Nick Wigston NOV 01, 2022 EPISODE 6 Kevin Adventures are good, but misadventures make great stories. From rolling instructor to safety class architect to...

Inside Tales from the Cripps Podcast with Kevin Cripps

Arriving at the tail end of this past summer, Tales from the Cripps, sponsored by Paddling Life, is a new whitewater storytelling podcast hosted by...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 5. When Pura Vida Goes Pear Shaped

5. When Pura Vida Goes Pear Shaped Take a ride on the pain train with a founding member of Durango's Narrow Escape Crew, Russ Gartner....

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 4. Space blankets and paddler bonding

4. Space blankets and paddler bonding Pack your shiny emergency space blanket and let’s do some traveling with Scott Young. Today you’ll learn how many...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 3. Tales from Honduras

Episode 3. Tales from Honduras Today, let’s travel through time and space to Central America in the 1990s. My guest spent several years exploring whitewater...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 2. Bailey Fest and the Liberation of First Falls

Episode 2. Bailey Fest and the Liberation of First Falls Fun doesn't come easy. On today's podcast we hear the story of the inception of...

Tales from the Cripps: Episode 1. The Great Flood on the Potomac River

In this Tales from the Cripps episode we take a trip with my guest Forrest Noble through kayaking history, from epic equipment failures to...

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New Guidebook Release: Paddling the Salish Sea

In Paddling the Salish Sea, professional kayaker and SUP instructor Rob Casey guides paddlers to the quiet inlets of...
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River Management Society Announces 2024 River Studies and Leadership Certificate Recipients

The River Management Society (RMS) has announced 2024 recipients of the River Studies and Leadership Certificate, a program offered...

Paddle the Nation’s Driest State with New National Rivers Project Resources

Planning a river trip to America’s driest state has never been easier. The National Rivers Project (NRP) website, a...

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Tales from the Cripps: Episode 14: Boof Sessions with Abe Herrera

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Tales from the Cripps: Episode 10. Tales from Down Under with Gareth Fryer

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