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


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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 halfway across the world. Cripps’ friend Rolf describes Gareth as an athletic freak of nature. Gareth and Rolf spent some of their formative paddling years together exploring New Zealand.

In part 1 of this 2 part interview, Gareth shares some of the stories from their time together. Along the way, we’ll find out why a heli ride to the put-in is potentially as dangerous as the run, and how to vet your future paddling team during a night at the brew pub.

0:00         Introduction
4:20         Paddling in Tasmania
13:50       Meeting Rolf
17:40       Helicopters gone wild in New Zealand
26:00       Kakapotahi River
38:59       The Mahinapua Hotel
45:30       American arm wrestling
53:40       Failed portage of Kokatahi Gorge
Maruia Falls
Abel Tasman
1:05:00   Clark Fork of Yellowstone
1:08:00   Conclusion

Today’s episode is sponsored by Taylor Barker with The Group Real Estate Steamboat. I have known and paddled with Taylor for years. If you’re interested in purchasing a property in the Steamboat area, Taylor is happy to share his expertise and help you find the perfect property. You can reach him at 336-314-4353 or by email at taylor@brokerintheboat.com.

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