Kayak Session Magazine

Kayak Session Magazine fall 2017

The biggest whitewater kayaking magazine in the world. If a photo speaks a thousand words, then Kayak Session is an encyclopedia. Dubbed the ‘National Geographic’ of whitewater kayaking, we collaborate with some of the best photographers and most acclaimed writers in the outdoor industry. Our photo concept is to show stunning images of kayakers in their element. This photos-first idea is coupled with a creative layout and fresh content, sure to inspire our readers with every issue. Kayak Session is the essential reading for whitewater kayakers worldwide.

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2 min.
worth the wait

There is something about opening a magazine for the first time and hearing the spine crack as you caress the glossy pages to glimpse the images and stories it contains. Not that long ago, what happened in the global whitewater world was rumor - we had to wait until after the fact to get the gossip, the news, and catch up on what happened. Even video edits took weeks, months, sometimes a full year. The Internet and later, Facebook, changed the way we share and interact with each other. With the advent of social media and introduction of smartphones, we suddenly had the world at our fingertips, instantly accessible nearly all the time. By bringing communication to a virtual sphere, technology has connected a global community, but also created a culture of…

43 min.
world whitewater news

NEWS AND HAPPENINGS MACHU PICCHU KAYAK FEST, PERU, NOVEMBER 2017 On November 2-4, the Machu Picchu Kayak Fest will once again fill the streets of Santa Teresa with color as kayakers celebrate the sport and the spectacular scenery of South America. Now in its second year, this event will showcase the world’s top kayaking talent on different sections of the Vilcanita River, located near the Inca’s citadel in Cusco, Peru. With beautiful sections of whitewater ranging from Class II to V+, the event is enjoyable for kayakers of any level. Beginners can have fun under the stunning landscape of the Peruvian Andes, while professional and expert kayakers can challenge themselves with Class V and V+ whitewater. All skill levels will be accounted for in each of the four competitions that will place…

12 min.
creeking zimbabwe hidden treasures of the eastern highlands

In the Northeast province of Manicaland, Zimbabwe, lies a 300-kilometer long mountain range that serves as the border between Zimbabwe and Mozambique. Known as the Eastern Highlands, it consist of three different mountain ranges: The Chimanimani Mountains in the south, the Bvumba Mountains in the central area, and the Nyanga Mountains to the north, where the highest peak, 2500-meter Mount Nyanga, is found. This region has limitless potential for outdoor enthusiasts, from downhill mountain biking and climbing to kayaking. Though little known, it is one of my favorite places in the world. When David Vory Sodomka, PetrČivrny, Honza Havelka, and Michal Havelka contacted me about coming to Southern Africa for kayaking, I gave them a few options to choose from, and was super excited when the group decided on the rivers…

6 min.
unleashed 2017 “once more into the fray”

THE GAUNTLET IS A RAPID THAT WAS CREATED FOR BOATERCROSS: A CHAOTIC ENVIRONMENT FORMED BY HIGH VOLUME, MASSIVE WAVES AND UNPREDICTABLE REACTIONARIES. In the vast lands of Northern Quebec, 25 elite kayakers gathered in early May to tease the hidden giants out of the shadows and into the spotlight. Every spring, athletes migrate to this region of colossal rivers to be with friends, and to try to progress the sport of kayaking. This spring, a desire to hold a multi-stage event on the world’s biggest whitewater became reality, and the first UNLEASHED competition was held in Quebec, Canada. The aims were simple: celebrate the unique and enormous whitewater of Quebec, create an environment where progression could happen, and settle who is the best all-around kayaker in the world. To do this, four…

21 min.
lp rivest

KS: You started kayaking pretty late, how did that happen? “…MY FIRST TIME DOWN (THE MISTASSIBI) I GOT STUCK IN MUSHROOM HOLE, GOT AN EPIC BEATDOWN, THOUGHT I WAS GOING TO DIE, AND ENDED UP SWIMMING.” LPR: I started paddling when I was 19 years old. My friend Francois Tremblay and I were looking for an adventure sport to start after our college volleyball season ended. We got really fired up after watching a bunch of kayaking videos on YouTube, and ended up contacting Patrick Levesque, who had a kayaking school in Saguenay. KS: How did that go? Were you hooked right away, or did it take time for you to realize that kayaking was what you wanted to do above all else? LPR: After trying to get in touch with Patrick over and…

15 min.
laos a guide to the mekong’s 4000 islands

“KEEP IN MIND THAT YOUR LAOTIAN FAMILY HOSTS MAY OBSERVE SOME TRADITIONS OR BELIEFS THAT YOU DO NOT; BE SENSITIVE. WHILE RELAXED, LAOS IS A COMMUNIST COUNTRY. RESPECT ANY HOUSE OR ISLAND RULES, AS THE AUTHORITIES MAY PUNISH YOUR HOST FAMILY FOR YOUR BEHAVIOR.” The Mekong is the 12th largest river in the world. Linking China, Myanmar, Laos, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, this 4,350 kilometer (2719 mile) long waterway has served as an important trade route for centuries. Remarkably navigable for the majority of its length, this aquatic trade route is interrupted only once, by ››››››››› (Si Phan Don), Laotian for 4000 Islands. The 4000 Islands is where the upper and lower trade routes meet, both briefly forced onto the Laotian mainland to create Nakasong and other small, trade-based villages. Here,…