Another Devastating Loss
Very sad to report that the whitewater kayaking community has lost an amazing paddler, skier, and person.
Young Peter Thompson (age 19) passed away on the Cheakamus River on Friday.
Peter had been firing hard all season. I met him at the North Fork Championship in between his numerous laps on Jacob's Ladder. My brief experience with him was that he was a humble, super cool, and fired up kayaker. By all accounts, he was a great young man.
Since then he has been continuing to boat at a very high level, including getting the first descent of 100 foot Elk Falls in Canada.
This adds to the list of several elite paddlers who we have lost in our relatively small community. It's been a rough year. Be safe out there friends.