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Vertical Play Ground (VPG) Norway Confirmed Main Sponsor

 Vertical Playground Norway has come on board as Main Sponsor for helping us fill the gaps in our kayak accessories and general outdoor equipment. VPG is a known Norwegian company, with focus on river kayaking, rock climbing, downhill biking and randonee skiing. Their high-end equipme
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Training on Te Anau

Yesterday with strong north west winds forecast, I figured that it would be a good day for a downwind run on the lake, an opportunity to clock some km’s moving a little faster than my usual guiding pace, and to work on my paddle fitness. I loaded Slo onto my car and headed 30km up the
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Auckland Sea Kayaks & Rangitoto Island

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A few months ago I received an email out of the blue from Nic Mead of Auckland Sea Kayaks. He’d heard about our Svalbard mission and was keen to help, offering to put on a fundraising paddle in which he would donate the profits of the trip to our cause. Nic spent six years living and
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Five Ten Shoes Supporting Sponsor

For my birthday I was happy to receive a big box of 5:10 canyoneer 3 shoes. We are super stoked to have 5:10 come on board as a supporting sponsor supplying their amazing water shoes.   The Canyoneer 3, with its Stealth S1 soles, reflects more than 15 years of R&D in some of
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Custom kayaks and pre trip preparation

  Less than two months to go until the team stands on the remote shores of the Svalbard Archipelago in Norway. Our preparations are coming together, we have received immense support from people and sponsors, and now we can all feel like this is really happening. Yesterday I recei
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Zegul Kayaks has Become the Expeditions Presenting Sponsor

We are all blown away that Zegul Kayaks has come on board as our Presenting Sponsor, providing us with Custom Arrow Empower Kayaks that we even get to keep after the trip. WOW this is huge. The Arrow Empowers will be custom made to our needs, starting of with Zeguls Rock Solid layup,
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Lendal Confirmed as Paddle Sponsor

We are super grateful from the huge support that Lendal NA has shown us by providing top of the line carbon paddles for the expedition they are one of our Major Sponsors along with others like Kokatat. our team will have 2 paddles each, one will be the Xrange 700 paddle   a big strong
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Kokatat Confirmed as Major Sponsor

  Kokatat has come on board as our Major Sponsor for kayak clothing, providing us with all our dry suits, PFD’s and insulation wear. The enviroment we are heading into is harsh and Kokatat will be what stands between our bodies and the elements that could kill us on the wat
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New Promo Video is up.

3 people, 3 kayaks, 3 months, 3000 polar bears, 2000km’s around Svalbard Archipelago in Arctic Norway, 3 previous attempts none successful, latest attempt ended by a polar bear attack. Finally  I have our promo video done, it is always a challenge to create a short film piece th
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