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Old 10-15-2007   #1
 
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Grand Canyon of the Stikine - 1999 Descent with Rob Lesser

More epic Stikine River footage:

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Description: Rob Lesser returns to the Grand Canyon of the Stikine with Gerry Moffatt, Reggie Crist, Doug Ammons, Charlie Munsey, and Wink Jones. In the eighteen years since Rob Lesser's first descent ony eleven other paddlers have completed a successful run of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine. Featuring: Entry Falls, Wasson's Hole, Guard Dog, The Hole that at Chicago, The Hole that ate the Hole, Site Zed, and Gerry Moffatt's epic run and close call at Scissors.

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http://www.exchile.com/kayakchilehistoricalvideos.html

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That was amazing. Thanks for doing such an awesome job getting this stuff up, Chris.
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In the eighteen years since Rob Lesser's first descent ony eleven other paddlers have completed a successful run of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine.
Fun vid.

But off the top of my head, I can easily name at least 11 friends who've successfully run the Stikine .. & well over that considering people I don't know. The latest estimates of paddlers who've run it numbers into the 40's, with 5 groups attempting it this this year alone. There's no longer room on the board at Site Zed to add more names.

Maybe 08 will be my year ..
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oh, i get it ... the number was 11 in 1999 ..

that's a bit confusing cuz it's not 1999 anymore.
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C'mon Todd, everyone knows you're supposed to party like it's 1999....

Sweet video, thanks for posting it!
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Good to catch a glimpse of the late, great Conrad Fourney in some of the opening footy. There may not be any more room on the board, but you best believe his is on there. V-drive anyone?
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by the way, this descent was in 1998
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WOW, what a flim. Great effort from those guys.
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Ditto above comments. Like the Huallaga, that's some meaty adventure. Wasn't familiar with the rapid names on the Stikine, but those are some great ones: The Hole that Ate Chicago, and The Hole that Ate the Hole. Also very cool that Lesser made that run when he was 53y.
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Hi,

Somebody help an old rafter who's not afraid to embarrass himself with a question that may be self-evident to others.

I note the rather long, high-volume boats used here, even though this took place in '99, when there were a lot of the smaller volume boats around. I thought that more volume made it more likely that you would hang in a hole, which seems to be something they were very much interested in avoiding.

Other than needing a big boat to accommodate their cohones, what am I missing here?

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