Monday, March 26, 2007

Press Release: Kokatat

Kokatat has released their official PR of their support for this expedition:

Thanks, Kokatat! As Keirron says, this kit rocks.

See you on the water,

p.s. Look for additional PRs near the end of this week.

Tuesday, March 20, 2007

Oregon-Based Training, Donations

Training on this side of the pond looks a little different from Keirron's spirited loops ... here Karl calls in a pizza near Willamette River mile 2, Oregon. (Now who has the hand sanitizer?)

Meanwhile, while we work on the official "Press Release" for our support of breast cancer awareness and research, here's your opportunity to contribute to the Komen Foundation's Oregon affiliate:

Donate to Komen Oregon.

Why did we color (colour?) our boat pink and take up a "cause" other than cultivating tendonitis-proof wrists?

Our mutual friend Ginni had an "experiment" with the cancer last fall. Columbia River Kayaking's December 7, '06, blog entry "The New Adventure" began this way:

"The adventure is not always what you anticipate. In a slight detour, our kayak guide is temporarily experimenting with breast cancer..."

More recent blog entries document her quick and successful operation and nearly-immediate seasonal migration to The Baja:

"Freedom Report: News the other day was good. No chemo, no radiation. Baja bound in 3-4 weeks! ..." (2006-12-22 post,

Survivors of cancer sometimes need a little support. Stay tuned for how you can support Ginni directly, or consider a donation directly to the excellent foundations mentioned in this blog.

See you on the water!

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Breakthrough Breast Cancer - donations

Jeff and I made the decision to use this Record Attempt to help a worthy cause. Due to circumstances close to home, which Jeff will be best at explaining, we have chosen to join the fight against Breast Cancer, and we have each selected local charities, to which donations will be directed.

This is the reason for the choice of colour of 'Triton' double kayak!

My local charity is Breakthrough Breast Cancer, and a donations page has been set up with the following link;

This will be on the Adventurous Experiences main website Expeditions page, and other sites with links or sponsors of the Trip.
More updates and news shortly
All the best