Whitewater Kayaking

Rivers Orgs Clean-up with Conservation Alliance Grants

Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. That's how a few river conservation organizations are feeling after the Conservation Alliance awarded grants totaling $500,000 to 17 conservation throughout North America, many of whom are working to protect our waterways. PL checks in...

Babushkas, Borscht, and…BOATS!?!?!

Ah Slovenia, land of babushkas, borscht, and…boats. That’s right, boats. Lots of ‘em. Most of the western world wouldn’t consider the former Soviet Republic a hotbed of paddling action. However, here in the PL office we know better. The 2010 edition of the ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships just wrapped up from the Tacen Whitewater Course on the Sava River, keep reading for highlights of all the action and results…

Int’l WW Hall of Fame Induction Set for Sept. 25

Not doing anything the weekend of Sept. 25? In the region anyways for Gauley season? Head on over to Germantown, Maryland, to support your local river stud-mo’s at the induction ceremony for the International Whitewater Hall of Fame Class of 2010. Read on to find out how to attend and make a donation...

Flash Flood Closes Mineral Bottom Road; Affects Canyonlands Canoeists

Canoeists and sea kayakers planning flatwater fall trips on Labyrinth/Stillwater Canyons of the Green River in Canyonlands National Park might want to start making a change of plans. On Aug. 20, a huge flash flood caused severe damage to the switchbacks on the road leading to Mineral Bottom, making the road impassable as a put-in or take-out....

Freeburn Posts 2nd Downriver Win at FIBArk… in 20 Years

Next up, a Geritol sponsorship. Mike Freeburn turned on his own burners to win this year's 26-mile FIBArk race on the Arkansas, a whopping 20 years after first winning it in 1991. Meanwhile, Gary Lacy of Recreation Engineering & Planning took second, with Freeburn awarding him the title of "Legend" for competing in 36 straight events...

Troutman Nabs Top Honors at Paddling Life Pro Invitational

Barfing, Bullwinkle and big air. One contestant puked at the end of the extreme race on Fish Creek, two moose joined the spectators on the sidelines, and big air was the name of the game at the freestyle event.

TEVA Mountain Games Announces 2010 Whitewater Events

The Teva Mountain Games are the nation’s largest celebration of mountain sport, lifestyle and music featuring top professional and amateur athletes from around the world. The environmentally-friendly adventure sporting event hosts approximately 2,000 adventure athletes, along with an estimated 40,000 spectators. Athletes converge on Vail’s mountains and rivers to compete in eight sports and 24 disciplines for over $100,000 in prize money. Events include kayaking, rafting, mountain biking, road cycling, World Cup Bouldering, amateur climbing, fly-fishing, trail and road running and stand up paddling.

Philanthropists Unite to Save the Colorado River

A coalition of seven corporations and foundations driven by sustainability have united to raise funding and awareness for the environmentally threatened Colorado River.

Thompson River University Adventure Guide Diploma Program builds leaders on and off the water

Students at TRU earn college credits while exploring the rivers of Nepal and help Nepalese Sherpas with funding to continue their own education

Robe Offers Battle for the Gnome

Some events have money, others schwag or even a stained glass. The annual Robe Race in Washington has a bathrobe and a gnome.

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First TIme’s a Charm: Dane Jackson Wins Oetz Extreme Race (Formerly Sickline)

Surprise? Not! We all knew it was coming. Jackson Kayak and Red Bull kayaker Dane Jackson showed he is still...

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First TIme’s a Charm: Dane Jackson Wins Oetz Extreme Race (Formerly Sickline)

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ICF Extreme Slalom World Champs Wrap-up on New Cunovo Course in Bratislava, Slovakia

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