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

Expédition Ikivuq


In July 2017, a group of six paddlers plan the descent of the Lestage River into Quebec's Far North, of which no expeditions have yet been recorded.


Expedition team:

Ariel Desjardins Charbonneau Cloé Fortin François Léger-Savard Raphaël Hernandez Anne-Sophie Daigle Elise Bélanger 

Expédition Ikivuq

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Sea Kayaking / Touring

Antarctic Integration


First expedition to traverse the South Shetlands by kayak


Expedition team:

Cristian Donoso Roger Rovira Exequiel Lira 

Antarctic Integration

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Sea Kayaking / Touring

Greenland to Scotland Challenge - In the Wake of the Finnmen


A conclusion to the Wake of the Finnmen expedition


Expedition team:

Olly Hicks George Bullard 

Greenland to Scotland Challenge - In the Wake of the Finnmen

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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