Pro riverboarder Josh Galt ran the first decent of the Green Narrows—Gorilla rapids included—using nothing but a riverboard and a pair of fins this week.
“What first caught my attention many years ago was how perfectly picturesque Gorilla was.” Galt told Canoe & Kayak. “That stuck in my head, and it’s always been a rapid I’ve wanted to run.”
While many in the the paddling community have hopped on the riverboarding bandwagon, some still see... Read More
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced plans this week to remove the gray wolf from the endangered species list, drawing fire from scientists, conservationists, and a former director of the agency who says that the removal "reeks of politics." The new rule would eliminate federal protection for wolves, except for a small population of about 75 Mexican wolves in the southwest.
Reactions to the announcement have been mixed. Over 70 members of the House and Senate signed a letter to the US... Read More
New Zealand kayaker Scott Donaldson departed Coffs Harbour on Thursday hoping to become the first to kayak solo from Australia to New Zealand. The 42-year-old plans to paddle over 1200 miles in about 70 days, hoping to complete a route that has witnessed many unsuccessful attempts.
The most well-known previous expedition was made in 2007 by Australian Andrew McAuley, who went missing a month into the trip. Rescuers were only able to recover his partly flooded kayak; his body was never found. ... Read More
Metal detectors will be installed along the entire course of the Moscow marathon during the the world athletics championships in August, race organizers have announced.
“The only way to guarantee sufficient security for those coming to watch the races is to install metal detectors along the entire 42.195-km (26.2-mile) course,” said the Russian athletics chief, Valentin Balakhnichyov.
Officials said security at airports and hotels will be reviewed in light of the Boston bombing, ... Read More
A 26-year-old Australian hockey player is dead after ignoring a snakebite he believed to be harmless. Karl Berry had picked up the snake to remove it from a group of nearby children at a training field in Darwin. Thinking the snake was a harmless python, he ignored the bite it had given him on his finger and proceeded to go on a 1.4-mile run with his hockey team. Berry collapsed during the run and was unconscious when paramedics arrived. He was taken to a nearby hospital where he remained unti... Read More