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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

Free Solo: This Portrait of Alex Honnold, is so Much More Than Just a Climbing Film

Directors Elizabeth Chai Vasarhelyi and Jimmy Chin worked with National Geographic to produce hands-down, the best climbing movie that I have seen.

Outdoor Moms: Hilaree Nelson – Mother of Two, Mountaineering Hero to All

'Outdoor Moms' is a new series, profiling mothers pursuing their sport, all while taking care of family.

Maya Gabeira: The First Female Big Wave Surfer Recognized with the World Record

On January 18th, 2018, Maya Gabeira successfully rode a 68-foot tall wave in Nazaré, Portugal.

A Historic Ascent and First Ski Descent of Lhotse Couloir

American climbers, Hilaree Nelson and Jim Morrison, have just become the first people to ski the "Dream Line", from the summit down through the Lhotse Couloir.

Indian Sailor Abhilash Tomy Rescued After Severe Injury During Solo Around The World Golden Globe Race

A severe storm in the Indian Ocean has affected several participants in the Golden Globe Race.

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