AlpenBooks The World of Whitewater Kayaking
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The world of whitewater adventure has come a long way since 1869, when one-armed Civil War veteran Major Wesley Powell led the first expedition down the Colorado River in wooden dories. In this book, one of the top young photographic talents on today's whitewater and expedition kayaking scenes shares a broad selection of images from his portfolio, taking readers from the Himalayas to the river gorges of the Pacific Northwest, the coastal waters of British Columbia, and Alaska's Susitna River. In addition to his stellar photography, Munsey engagingly writes about the sports various disciplines, advances in kayaking equipment, what you need to know when starting out, and the stories of kayaking legends like Walt Blackadar, Rob Lesser, and Scott Lindgren. Perhaps most importantly, though, Munsey emphasizes his profound respect for whitewater as stated in his personal mantra: 'The river is