I could hardly finish watching this video of whitewater kayakers paddling a flood swollen river and I lost count after the 4th near drowning. The really scary thing is that the whole video seems to be shot on the same day with the same 4-5 guys.
Looks like they would do well to invest in some swift water rescue training to save them from being nominated for future a Darwin Award.
If you are at work, stop at the 5:30 mark as it gets NSFW at the end.
From the guys who brought you Paddle to Seattle, Go Ganges!
This is easily one of the funniest adventure films since…well, the last time I watched Paddle toSeattle.
Here is the YouTube description: Two friends travel a holy river by any means possible; their journey is in search of enlightenment and trying not to get killed in the process of finding it.
Update: Looks like the film should be available January 2012.
More info: dudesonmedia.com
There is a new instructional DVD coming out shortly called Expedition Skills by Olly Sanders and Nigel Robinson.
It looks really interesting and as far as I can remember, it’s the first time that anybody has put out an instructional DVD focused exclusively on the fine art of planning larger and longer kayak trips.
I think it’s great that somebody is tackling this topic. We have all read about major trips that have failed purely due to poor planning, poor gear decisions or poor trip partners (which probably kills more than people will admit!)
Topics will include:
According to the trailer it looks like Olly and Nigel have rounded up the who’s who of expedition paddlers and got them to contribute their wealth of knowledge. Contributors include: Trys Burke, Howard Jeffs, Ray Goodwin, Doug Cooper, Loel Collins and Nigel Dennis.
It should be available for purchase January, 2012.
More info: rockandseaproductions.com