Author(s): Jason Smith
A stunningly illustrated book detailing the world's most breathtaking on--water adventures Whether it's paddling down mountain chasms or exploring rugged coastlines, navigating a canoe or kayak counts as one of life's indescribable joys. And in this memorable collection of 100 extraordinary on--water experiences, armchair adventurers and avid water sport enthusiasts are given a taste of canoeing and kayaking in every climate, condition, and geographical location. From the frozen wastes of North America, the rivers and seas of Europe and Asia, to the stunning waters of the Far East and Australasia, each paddle stroke is brought to life. With something for everyone--from the white water adrenalin junkie to the extreme sea kayaker-- Ultimate Canoe and Kayak Adventures offers true--life adventurers useful, detailed information telling you exactly how, where, and when to attempt any on--water expedition yourself. The three co-authors are highly experienced paddlers from both sides of the Atlantic. Eugene Buchanan is editor-in-chief of Paddling Life, Jason Smith is editor of Canoe & Kayak UK while James Weir is a prize-winning paddler and journalist who still leads extreme paddling expeditions worldwide. Striking full--page photographs are matched with lively text that bring 100 adventures to life Offering a rare, inside look at living the life of adventure in every climate and latitude, this spectacular album of memorable canoeing and kayaking experiences is an ideal gift and a must for those who wish they'd been there--and those who already have.
'Stunningly illustrated book detailing the world's most breathtaking on-water adventures.' (Bookseller Buyer's Guide, August 2011).
Eugene Buchanan is the Editor-in-Chief of Paddler magazine. A member of New York's Explorers Club, Eugene is an avid adventurer with several first descents to his credit. His passion for traveling, writing, and paddling has taken him to more than 30 countries on six of the seven continents. Jason Smith is editor of Canoe & Kayak UK , Britain's bestselling paddle-sports magazine Jason is an active paddler and his career includes a first descent of the Rio Cothuasi in Peru, representing Great Britain at the World Freestyle Kayaking Championships and challenging the huge rapids of some of the world's biggest whitewater rivers. James Weir explores and competes all over the world; coaching white water canoeing and guiding rafts down Europe's most challenging rivers. He has represented Great Britain in white water canoeing and currently represents Switzerland. When not on the river James is busy indulging his passion for photography and works as a freelance journalist for several international canoeing magazines.