Expeditions

Kokatat sponsors expeditions that take paddlers to all corners of the earth. Read the tales of these adventurous first descents, circumnavigations and explorations.
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Whitewater

The Upper Karangarua


Jordy Searle and the Gradient & Water team finally discovers what is lurking upstream of Cassel Flat on the Karangarua River.


Expedition team:

Jordy Searle, Barny Young, Ari Walker 

The Upper Karangarua

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Whitewater

Greenland Kite Kayak Supertrip 5000


Crossing the Greenland Ice Cap by kite-ski is epic. Making a first descent of a river draining that ice cap is landmark. But accessing that river by towing a kayak across it to the river's headwaters down to the Arctic Ocean is unprecedented.


Expedition team:

Ben Stookesberry, Erik Boomer, Sarah McNair-Landry 

Greenland Kite Kayak Supertrip 5000

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Sea Kayaking / Touring

Vannav2016


David Horkan and Joe Leach took on a speed circumnavigation of Vancouver Island by kayak in pursuit of an incredible record of less than 13 days. Over 700 miles in tough weather, paddling huge distances daily and a punishing schedule pushed the pair to the limit in pursuit of the record.


Expedition team:

David Horkan, Joe Leach 

Vannav2016

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Sea Kayaking / Touring

Wake of the Finnmen


On July 1st, Olly Hicks and George Bullard will kayak from Greenland to Scotland - a journey of 1200 miles.


Expedition team:

Olly Hicks, George Bullard 

Wake of the Finnmen

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Stand Up Paddling

2016 Bella Coola SUP Expedition


Perception, concept, a dream, with much preparation comes reward once you step out into the elements of the great outdoors. An inspiring journey into the coastal mountains of British Columbia to highlight the diversity of incredible opportunities this province offers.


Expedition team:

Jimmy Martinello, Chris Christie, Jon Burak 

2016 Bella Coola SUP Expedition