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ice bears and islands

Our Documentary Trailer Released, Paddling the Cold Edge.

      Finally Jaime has edited a teaser for our upcoming documentary that will be released in the later part of 2017. Enjoy and check back here for more details on the full release. Paddling The Cold Edge Trailer, a World First Journey in a Land of Ice and Bears : Svalb
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Kayaks, Gear, and Food on the Way to Svalbard

On the 19th of May, in the dark of an arctic spring night, MS  Malmö came into port in Molde Norway on its way from Gotenburg Sweden to Svalbard. In its hold where our 3 kayaks (Zegul Arrow Empowers), safely stowed, that had been transported all the way from Sweden (thanks to Zegul Ka
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WE DID IT, THANKS FOR ALL THE SUPPORT WITH OUR GIVE A LITTLE PROJECT!

  WE ARE ALL SYSTEMS GO FOR SVALBARD! Our Fundraiser hit its target of $20,000NZD yesterday, we are blown away by the support. A huge “THANKS” to the 79 pledges from around the world that made it possible! Marco Venturini Debby Schweitzer Ben Clancy Lou, Sarah, Oliver
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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

Auckland Sea Kayaks Logo
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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