Conor Mihell

Conor Mihell is a kayak instructor and guide who is living in Wawa until his Finnish citizenship comes through.

Pro Tips From Photographer Jan Kasl On Getting Your...

Jan Kasl’s ethereal image of kayaker Vavra Hradilek floating upon the psychedelic backdrop of a glacial river flowing into the North Atlantic in Skagafjordur, Iceland, seems like an unlikely...

Retracing Canoe Routes Of Old On The Eastmain River...

Eighteenth- and 19th-century fur traders knew the vast network of waterways cascading over polished granite through endless black spruce on the Quebec side of James Bay as the Eastmain....

Forest Woodward On Capturing The Heart & Soul Of...

Spoiler alert. Filmmaker Forest Woodward’s favorite scene in his new film about the tradition of outrigger canoeing in Hawaii is the documentary’s final moment. (people) of water, a part...

4 Ways Of Treating Water In the Backcountry To...

Humans don’t actually need that much to survive: food, water and shelter. You can even skip food and shelter for a few days—but you can’t live long without water....

Wood-canvas canoes are tougher than you think

There’s no time to hesitate in the rapids of this steep, shallow, unnamed river, deep in the wilderness of northern Quebec. But my wife Kim and I did just...

Antonio de la Rosa’s 77-day paddle to Hawaii on...

Antonio de la Rosa had no clue he was attempting to retrace one of the greatest paddling voyages of all time when he arrived in San Francisco last June....

How the most unlikely adventurer became one of the...

As a young man serving as a U.S. Navy submariner in the first Gulf War, Petty Officer Lonnie Bedwell never imagined he would become one of the world’s most...

How Photographer Used Blacklight To Capture This Amazing Whitewater...

Blacklight photography creates images using ultraviolet radiation and fluorescent inks and paints, captured in pitch darkness. It’s typically used in portraiture; if done well the results are otherworldly, revealing...

A 27-hour, non-stop sea kayak expedition from Cuba to...

More than 200 kilometers of open water comprise the Straits of Florida between Cuba and Key West—a long, dangerous crossing for a few adventurous sea kayakers, much less the...