After writing my last exam in university last week, I just started my kayaking season again for 2013. We’ve been to Lofer/Austria on the so called “Devil’s Gorge” with an epic waterlevel. On Sunday we made it to the “Brandenberger Ache” for an insane top-to-bottom run through all its gorges. For me it was a late season start due to the long winter and my exams. But folks, when you’re out there in the mountains, the kayakers eye loves the view of the snow covered mountains. This seems to provide us a long and amazing season.
Stay tuned! Stay safe!
Kayakers out there in the world: Please help to save this river diamond in Slovenia! Take part at the event or even in the races, spend a weekend on the Soca river and help to show that it is worth to save that beauty in the middle of the Julian Alps! Please share! Thanks!
just got my new gear for the upcoming season yesterday. Thanks to Kokatat for this incredible support and for providing the best drygear on the planet. Looking forward to stay warm and dry on the upcoming trip to cold and rainy Norway. I just have to wait a few more days until the new Maximus Prime PFD is beeing delivered.
We just tried out the new playboat made by EXO Kayaks in Italy. We didn’t have to much time and – as you can see – playboating is not our life :) But we enjoyed the few cold hours in Plattling and for sure, we’ll be there more often in summer. Check out the 2min video of that day.
Finally here is the english version of our teaser. Enjoy it. The movie is on its way to be finished soon.
Finally it is done. After many long hours at the cutting table, we are proud to present the trailer of the upcoming movie “Adventure Rio Amazon”. The english version will drop in the next couple days.
The next two months I’m traveling through South America for kayaking. First stop is Peru. After we finished kayaking there, we will move to Boliva or Columbia. We’re not sure yet, it depends on the water levels and the local weather forecast. In this time we will update another blog:
Be sure to check this blog to see what we are doing in the southern winter.
I would like to say thank you to the brands who are supporting our trip: Exo Kayaks, Accent Paddles, Kokatat, hf°, Oakley, Bench, Rollei and the AKC.
Every year in autumn there is a big event, organized by the AKC (Alpine Kayak Club), called Rissbachfliegen – or in English “Rissbachflying”. Right at the border from Germany to Austria there is a short and impressive gorge of the river Rissbach which contains three drops. One 15ft. entry and two more with about 5ft. followed by very sticky holes.
We are standing at the edge of an impressive deep gorge in the middle of Siberia and watching the Kitoy River from about 300ft above. In front of us the river flows down the famous Motkin Cheeks and we are discussing if it’s runnable at this flow or not.
While taking a look from this height above the water we are not sure if it is really possible to portage the main rapid over a big syph on the river left. After about half an hour we decided that we will give a try to make a second descent, running these rapids.