In September 2016 Jan Praprotnik, Andrej Bijuklič, Matjaž Lužar and Jure Stan went to Peru to kayak multidays. Alonso Compana ”Rambito” (Apuramic explorer rafting agency) kindly hosted us in his house (gracias amigo). First we stormed to the Urubamba to get the feeling of Peruvian rivers. It is there were we all met. Next on the menu were some clasics. Paucartambo to warm up (3 days), Apurimac abismo canyon (3 days), Pachachaca (3 days).
Last year we had a chance to test a preproduction large 9R and loved it. It seems that almost every other boat that you see on the river is a 9R variant. I can certainly understand why.
“The Large 9R is my favourite boat for expeditions; I have room for all my gear and food and still plenty of volume left to stay on top of the water. The 9R L is extremely fast and stays nice and dry really well, it’s stable and manoeuvrable when heavily loaded and makes kayaking a lot of fun!” – Gerd Serrasolses
A month paddling the classics in Southern Peru.
Peru is savage. One of the world’s most biodiverse countries, Peru came at Team Substantial from all angles. Kayaking in a place where the deepest and most remote canyons in the world cut through the second highest mountain range on earth is not easy. We traveled to Peru to do overnight expeditions and paddle great whitewater…what we got was the adventure of a life time. Enjoy the 35 min story of the trials and tribulations we faced on our month long Andean Adventure. Continue reading
In October of 2013 a group of whitewater misfits met in the Andes Mountains of Peru.
Substantial Ep. 8 Teaser “Peru” from Substantial Media House on Vimeo.
In search of hidden latin expeditions we dropped into countless amazing canyons. Sample the flavor of a unique Substantial episode that is sure to have you wanting to get out and see what’s over the next horizon.