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

Kokatat Team Descent of the Saryjaz River in Eastern Kyrgyzstan


In September 2017 a group of the world’s most experienced expedition kayakers came together to attempt the Saryjaz River, in Eastern Kyrgyzstan.


Expedition team:

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

Kokatat Team Descent of the Saryjaz River in Eastern Kyrgyzstan

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Sea Kayaking / Touring

Explore Greenland


Lured by its vast wilderness, New Zealand expedition paddlers Tara Mulvany and Fiona Lee will spend 60 days kayaking from Ilulissat to the community of Nanortalik, which lies near Greenland’s southern tip.


Expedition team:

Tara Mulvany Fiona Lee 

Explore Greenland

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Sea Kayaking / Touring

The Russian – Scandinavian Kayak Expedition


The circumnavigation of the Western Russia and Scandinavia by kayak

The Russian – Scandinavian Kayak Expedition

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Whitewater

Of Glaciers and Insects


National Geographic Explorer and Fulbright Fellow, Dr. Isaí Madriz will explore the uncharted waterways of the Northern Patagonia Ice Field for 9 months. Using packrafts, Madriz will search and document some of the rarest aquatic insects on the planet.


Expedition team:

R. Isaí  Madriz 

Of Glaciers and Insects

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Whitewater

A Colombian Whitewater Renaissance - Exploration of Southern Colombia


A team of three Kokatat expedition paddlers travel to Southern Colombia to discover new whitewater classics, with two first descent attempts in the least explored, yet most hydrologically endowed regions in the Americas.


Expedition team:

Lane Jacobs Ben Stookesberry Jules Domine 

A Colombian Whitewater Renaissance - Exploration of Southern Colombia