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Old 11-20-2010   #1
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Looking for conversation topics for Doug Ammons...

I'm looking for questions for Doug Ammons....

Whitewater explorer and author, Doug Ammons, has agreed to sit down for an interview for the 'In Between Swims' podcast in the next few weeks. (He'll be coming through DC in early December to speak here and in Harper's Ferry.) While there's plenty I can talk with him about, I want to solicit questions and conversation items from the larger boating community. I did this last year with EJ (http://inbetweenswims.libsyn.com/a_conv ... ic_jackson) and got several great suggestions that were used on the show.

This time, it's Doug Ammons turn. Have a question about running the Stikine solo? The Amazon? Maybe an item from 'Whitewater Philosophy' or "The Laugh of the Water Nymph?" Or his views on current paddling culture? This is a great opportunity to get feedback from one of the definitive paddlers in our sport.

Drop me a note at inbetweenswims@yahoo or post here - and let me know what you'd like to hear Ammons speak about.....

Thanks for listening....


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Old 11-22-2010   #2
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What was his worst swim?

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Originally Posted by brandob9 View Post
What was his worst swim?
Doug Ammons never swam.
Nothing in the world is more yielding and gentle than water. Yet it has no equal for conquering the resistant and tough. The flexible can overcome the unbending; the soft can overcome the hard. - Lao Tse
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Laugh of the water Nymph chronicles a gnarly winter swim under an ice bridge. He doesn't identify the paddler, but I think it is him.

Another really bad one is a solo trip on the clearwater with log in a wave. He tells that story a lot, and not that it's not a good story, I'd prefer to have some fresh ones for in between swims. If you youtube doug ammons you can see a video interview with a rescue group where he talks about it.
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Old 11-23-2010   #5
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Thanks all - I'm going through Ammons 'Whitewater Philosophy' now but probably won't make it through 'Water Nymph' before we talk.

I like the idea of talking a bit more about swims. Might be something interesting there to explore with Ammons.

Please continue...

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