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Episode 17, Jamie and Kyle
This week on the podcast, we chatted with Jamie and Kyle, two young, up and coming white water kayakers. The two lads have both had their plans upturned and their lives changed by the pandemic and we chatted about how this has changed their view on paddling both personally and professionally.
It was great to chat to some folks who are fresh into the outdoors, and who are super stoked on boating! As usual we cover how they got into the sport, and see just how far they've pushed themselves in the past couple of years. We also talk fears, uncertainty and aspirations.
You can find Jamie at @jamandhiscam on Instagram
Kyle is @kr.kylerodger on instagram, and https://youtube.com/channel/UCM-j_0k8tvFE18ufycxCCsQ for his youtube channel.
Episode 16, Kenya's canoe slalom team, Sammy and Daniel
This week we're chatting with Sammy and Daniel, two of Kenya's canoe slalom team.
They were recently out in Spain competing in the African qualifiers for Tokyo Olympics and are both keen paddlers of white water and slalom. We chatted Spain, cold water, covid, learning to paddle and their developmental aspirations for the local community.
Growing up on the banks of the river Tana, Sammy and Daniel have spent their lives in and around the water. They want to keep sharing their love of white water and inspire a new generation to take up running rivers and chasing sticks.
Episode 15, Time to start thinking about getting oot!
For this week, we thought that seeing as lock down in the UK is starting to wind up we thought it might be nice to share with you all some of the providers from around the UK. This is a great list of varied, though mainly Scottish, paddling providers, all of who will offer you a slightly different, but awesome experience.
This isn't and extensive list there's loads more out there this is just the folks that got back to us.
Take a look at their websites here!
Green Wave Guiding
Kayak Summer Isles
Outdoor Pursuits Scotland
Pure Land Expeditions
Sandy Johnston Coaching
Scottish Rock and Water
Sandeman Canoe Company
Episode 14, Darren Clarkson
This week we chatted to Daz. In his own humble words, Daz is just a bloke who goes kayaking with his mates.
In reality, Daz is a bit more well known than that. He has paddled every river which descends Everest, as well as K2, many of them solo. He spends a load of time paddling enormous solo runs out in Nepal, Bhutan and India, but he's equally happy paddling a local Welsh drainage ditch with his mates while he's in the UK.
The Himalayas aren't just a kayaking destination for Daz, they're home. He's been living, working and playing over there for more than 20 years, and his company Pure Land Expeditions is a staple of British Himalayan adventures. If you fancy a trip to one of those incredible countries, follow the link below and find out more. For everything else, well, we'll let Daz explain.
Episode 13, Niamh Shannon - Pinkston to Pyrenees
This week we're chatting with Niamh Shannon about her new product "Pinkston to Pyrenees - A women's only journey to paddle in the sun"
Niamh along with her dad, Dougie, are launching Pinkston to Pyrenees, a year long programme taking folks from paddling here in Scotland to paddling in the stunning Spanish Pyrenees.
To get in touch with Niamh check her insta @nevshannon or email her on email@example.com
Episode 12, Franco Ferrero
This week we're chatting to Franco Ferrero. Most british boaters will have a book in their house with Franco's name somewhere in it.
Franco is best described as a lifelong paddler, learning while in school and then having an exciting coaching career, before setting up and running Pesda Press while traveling the world on their 32 foot yacht.
Pesda Press is the publishing company for outdoor people, publishing books for the adventurous, with over 70 titles, everything from skills textbooks to guidebooks (including ours!). Take a look at pesdapress.com