Kayak Session Magazine

Kayak Session Magazine KS#55 (fall 2015)

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.
the search for unknown territory

For some it is an obsession, for others a necessity; there are also those for whom it is a passion, even a lifestyle. There are countless reasons why people seek the unknown. It’s mystery that often brings out the best in people; going down dark alleys and around blind corners generates a glut of reactions - fear, doubt, adrenaline—our most primal responses, the ones left over from the dawn of our time, when even the most mundane lives were lived so very close to the edge. These are the feelings which are most absent in our modern, controlled, more predictable world. Most of us seek for some or all of these experiences on the water. Rivers cut deeply through bedrock to the very core of the earth, echoing back to ancient history,…

27 min.
world whitewater news

NEWS AND HAPPENINGS KAYAK SESSION BUYERS GUIDE 2016 The partnership between Kayak Session and Paddle Expo will continue this year to bring you the 5th annual Buyers Guide. Presenting all the classics and plus the newcomers to the market, the Buyers Guide represents everything you need to know about gear for whitewater, flatwater and SUP. Available in digital and print format, and free with Kayak Session #56 in November 2015. More information at PADDLEEXPO – SEPTEMBER 17-19, 2015 Paddle expo, the biggest gathering and display of paddlesports goods in the world, is taking place this year September 17th-19th. PADDLEexpo represents all forms of paddlesports and is the place to be, with loads of happenings throughout the show. Interested in checking out the latest and greatest and what’s new for 2016? It will all…

18 min.
the lost velley of the merced

The most desirable things are often what we can’t have. Our want gives them great value, even beyond the things we currently possess. Our desire to posses is the ultimate motivator. It pushes us to reach new heights. The reaction to “no” is always looking for a way to find “yes.” Yosemite has been the kayaking community’s "no," giving the waterways of this national park a special place in the psyche of exploratory kayakers. The desire for that granite, that water that is so clear it looks invisible, the dramatic landscape, access to the rivers via the network of maintained trails, the potential of whitewater, all these attributes have been fueled and grown to new proportions because Yosemite has been denied to us. So what does it feel like to have the…

1 min.
info box for running the merced and tuolumne rivers

- The Merced River, South Fork of the Merced, and the Tuolumne are now open to kayaking - Access is limited to these rivers only.Tributaries of these rivers remain prohibited. - Any kayakers who plan on camping must apply for a Wilderness Permit through the Park Service. This is the same process that backpackers must go through. Make sure to understand the rules and regulations surrounding this Wilderness Permit. - Dragging kayaks on or off trails is strictly prohibited. Use of any wheeled or motor vehicle is strictly prohibited. - Commercial filming/photography is STRICTLY prohibited and controlled within the park. Film Permits must be secured prior to any filming projects. Please be advised that this is a lengthy and very controlled process. - Kayaks and kayak gear must be cleaned and dried prior to…

21 min.
interview anup gurung

KS: Tell us about your first encounter with whitewater. It was a rather rough one, right? AG: My first whitewater encounter was the best experience ever. I just wish I had at least remembered part of it! When I was 4 years old, I fell into the river in the monsoon flood (around 15 cumecs). I was swept downstream around 4 km and got stuck on a bamboo bar set up by farmers to redirect water into rice field. Farmers pulled me out and left me on the ground declared dead. When my mothaer didn’t see me around she knew exactly where her son was and started sprinting downstream. When she reached the scene, farmers and villagers tried to calm her down telling her that it was over for her son.…

10 min.
the north fork championship

As I cross into Idaho from Oregon, the speed limit changes from 65 to 80 mph. “Shit,” I say out loud.“I can barely control the god damn vehicle at this speed.” Wind whipping across the Western Idaho desert threatens to push me off the road with each off-rhythm gust. I am constantly jerking the steering wheel back left. Correction strokes if you will. Looking down at my cell phone I see a text from Reagan Byrd, co-founder and event organizer for the North Fork Championship. The message informs me that my hotel will be in Crouch, Idaho, a short walk from the Dirty Shame Bar. I had heard that name before, but couldn’t remember where. This was my first time at the NFC and its reputation and my reality were on a…