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The Stikine – The Toughest Run Ever?

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The High Risk Class Five Whitewater

In Northern British Columbia, (about 1200 miles north of Seattle Washington) is home to the The Grand Canyon of the Stikine River, known to be one of the toughest, most challenging whitewater kayaking runs in the world.

The Stikine means massive rapids, high sharp cliffs, dark steep gorges and risky portages.

World Freestyle Champion Ollie Grau, on completing it in 2003 was quoted as saying “The Stikine is the river of a lifetime.”  “If you want to run it, you need nerves of steel.”

Check out Page 2 and watch as Rafa Ortiz and Isaac Levinson take on the class five water and you will see exactly how tough this river can be . .

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