Ben Marr – ‘Benny’, is an extreme kayaker, from Ontario, Canada He is 28 years young and was the first person to descend the Stikine river without portaging, conquering the infamous Site Zed, Grand Canyon of the Stikine in August 2012 http://vimeo.com/57717844.
Benny was part of a quad team kayaking the Inga rapids on the Congo in October 2011. Led by Steve Fisher with Tyler Bradt, Rush Sturges and Benny they ran the last un-navigated section of the Congo with its colossal whirlpools and behemoth holes. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N1glN7aZyEQ
So, Benny can run the rivers. Can he freestyle? Well, have a look at OF SOULS + Water: THE SHAPESHIFTER and make your own mind up, http://vimeo.com/43520139.
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Benny, is coming to the UK, touring Scotland, Wales and England from Thursday 20th February 2014 to Sunday 2nd March 2014, with Callum Strong and Dominic Burrow in supporting talks on Borneo and Ethiopia.
Come and see him talk about Tribe, Congo, Site Zed, freestyling and much more. There will be other supporting UK boaters talking.
Tickets are priced £11.50 for general admission and £8.00 for Students ( You will be required to show your student card at the door).