Tales from the Cripps: Episode 14: Boof Sessions with Abe Herrera
Kayak Session coverboy, HBO documentary logistics man, swiftwater safety instructor, Ecuadorian river guide, international exploratory kayaker – today’s guest wears many hats. Kevin Cripps was lucky enough to sit down with Abe Herrera today, hear some of his stories, and in particular discuss how his experiences have influenced his approach to river safety and river rescue.
Find Abe at Boof Sessions where he can help you out with all aspects of your river trip to Ecuador.
Check out Ecuadorian Rivers Institute and learn about how you can help protect the rivers of Ecuador.
7:55 Ecuador season
10:25 Jondachi Fest and river conservation
27:20 Interest in river safety
32:00 Foss river rescue
41:00 River safety basics
43:05 Cispus river rescue
54:30 Exploring the Rio Cofanes
1:06:00 The controversial tow teather
1:28:25 ** Green Truss accident
1:39:30 Concluding thoughts
** Warning, this story involves a fatality.