Fearless Riverman Ben Marr

Ontario-born kayaker Ben Marr has stomped insane hydraulics and nosebleed waterfalls the world over including China, Malaysia, the Philippines, Chile, and Africa’s “unpaddleable”  Inga Rapids on the Congo River, considered earth’s largest. This fall he’s been hitting the rivers in British Columbia. Check out a few of his GoPro shots:

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“I’ve spent a lot of time paddling in Squamish throughout the summer,” says Marr. “A couple weeks ago we chartered a last-minute flight to see some of the incredible sections of whitewater we had only experienced at ground level.

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“Dipper Creek flows through one of the deepest canyons I have ever paddled in British Columbia into the Squamish River. It was by far the most demanding run I’ve done there, with hectic portages and tall waterfalls.

“This waterfall is Double Dip. It drops around 45 feet. I ran it and the 65-foot Big Dipper waterfall around the corner.”

Photo courtesy www.liquidlore.com
Photo courtesy www.liquidlore.com

Marr paddles all over Canada. He grew up navigating the mighty Ottawa River rapids with his father, and every spring spends a month with buddies exploring mostly unpaddled stretches of northern Quebec rivers. This month, he’s on his way to Colombia. This whitewater explorer never slows down. If you needed more evidence of this (and you don’t) there’s that viral video from last month of Marr and friends shooting a concrete drainage ditch into Lion’s Bay, BC:

And here’s Marr and friends on the Ashnola last summer:

Marcos Gallegos, Ben Marr, Sandy Macewan, Rob Cartwright, Greg Dashper and Ryan Bayes rolling into the start of the goods on the Upper 12 Kilometres. Photo by Sandra Ramsey. Courtesy www.fraservalleywhitewater.com
Marcos Gallegos, Ben Marr, Sandy Macewan, Rob Cartwright, Greg Dashper and Ryan Bayes rolling into the start of the goods on the Upper 12 Kilometres. Photo by Sandra Ramsey. Courtesy www.fraservalleywhitewater.com

The fearless Ben Marr is a Teva athlete.

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