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

Exploration of Southern Colombia


A team of three Kokatat expedition paddlers embark on an exploration in search of first descents in Southern Colombia


Expedition team:

Jules Domine Ben Stookesberry Lane Jacobs 

Exploration of Southern Colombia

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Whitewater

Kyrgyzstan - Saryjaz River


A team of some of the world's most renowned whitewater expedition kayakers, from 5 different countries, are coming together to chase the elusive Saryjaz River. Situated in Kyrgyzstan, central Asia, this is going to be a trip to remember.


Expedition team:

Jordy Searle Ari Walker Evan Moore Jakub Sedivy Sam Grafton Adrian Kiernan Kristof Stursa 

Kyrgyzstan - Saryjaz River

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Stand Up Paddling

First SUP Descent of the Mountain River NWT


The Mountain River is one of the most sought-after whitewater journeys in Canada. The river is a tributary of the mighty Mackenzie – Canada’s largest and longest river system. Due to its extremely remote location, relatively few paddlers over the years have challenged the Mountain River, but nobody has ever attempted it on SUPs.


Expedition team:

Jimmy Martinello Jon Burak Dennis Flett Todd Lawson 

First SUP Descent of the Mountain River NWT

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Whitewater

First Descent of the Poerua River - New Zealand


Gradient and Water team makes first descent of New Zealand's Poerua River


Expedition team:

Ari Walker Barny Young Jordy Searle Shannon Mast 

First Descent of the Poerua River - New Zealand

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Sea Kayaking / Touring

Eire 360 - Kayak Around Ireland


David Horkan, one of Ireland’s top kayakers, is spending the late summer of 2017 on a 950-mile solo kayak expedition around his homeland and will be wearing Kokatat gear as he navigates through unpredictable weather, big ocean swells and daunting headlands.


Expedition team:

David Horkan 

Eire 360 - Kayak Around Ireland