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

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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. Russ gives us a harrowing account of their attempt to open back up the Rio Patria in Costa Rica, along with some warmer, if not drier thoughts on fun in the jungle.

0:00 – 1:30                     Guest Introduction
1:31 – 4:59                     What I did last summer
5:00 – 14:52                  The Costa Rican appeal
14:53 – 52:36.               Rio Patria
52:37 – 59:15.               Rio Patria retrospective
59:16 – 1:07:40             Rio Volcán
1:07:41 – 1:13:24           Conclusion

Here’s a link to the account of Todd Wells and Brian Burger’s 1st D of the Telire River that Russ references.

Check out the classic story of Melissa Newel, Nick Hinds, and Ben Stookesberry  attempting a run down the Rio Patria.

Photos from Russ’s story at:
https://www.facebook.com/talesfromthecripps

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