Lost to the Current: Dealing with Death on the River


IMG_2592Along with the rewards of fun, adventure and camaraderie that whitewater kayaking provides, there’s the ever-present downside of danger. Kyle “Smitty” Smith reflects on the death of a friend and how he and the kayaking community in Chile dealt with the blow.

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RIP, Olivier.