What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?

- Henry David Thoreau


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Brooke Hess

Brooke Hess was on skis before she could walk, in a climbing harness before she could read, and in a whitewater kayak before she could drive. She graduated with a B.S. in Geoscience from University of Montana and now lives in her truck, seeking out the biggest and best river waves in the world. She spends the majority of the year traveling and competing as a member of the U.S. Freestyle Kayak Team. She has paddled all over the world, including rivers in Europe, Africa, New Zealand, South America, and all over the U.S. and Canada. Her current kayaking goals are focused on big wave freestyle, which makes the massive water of the Mistassibi in Central Quebec her favorite river.

Latest articles

Secrets of the Nahanni: The Valley of Headless Men

In 1908, brothers Willie and Frank McLeod embarked on a mission into the Nahanni Valley in search of gold.

An Introduction to Olympic Surfing, with New Zealand’s Paige Hareb

The 2020 Olympics will host four new sports that have yet to be showcased on the Olympic stage.

World Surf League Announces Equal Pay for Male and Female Athletes in 2019

On September 5th, 2018, the World Surf League (WSL) made an official announcement that, starting in 2019, they will award equal prize money to male and female categories at every WSL-controlled event.

Outdoor Moms: Emily Lussin – Breaking The Stereotype

Outdoor sports and adventure have a history of male dominance.  It is less common for women to be successful, and even less common for a successful woman to be a mother

Tom Frost, One of Yosemite’s Golden Age Icons, Dies at 81.

On August 24th, 2018, American climbing legend, Tom Frost, passed away.

Unbounded: Cotton Hoodie-Wearing Newbs Go Expeditioning Across Patagonia

The Greater Patagonia Trail (GPT) is a 3,000km route running north-south through Chilean and Argentinian Patagonia.

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