Thursday, December 17, 2015

Class V Mentality

I often find myself thinking I'd be happier if I chose to run class III-IV from here out, to let go of the stress both on and off the water that comes with paddling class V.  Yet while the reward is for the most part both intangible and ineffable, for many of us it is paramount.  The challenge of descending a new, difficult river will continue calling us back week after week and year after year.

Jeff Compton gives his two cents on the class V mentality.

As Matt has said, "sometimes when you push the limits, the limits push back".
Jeff in a pushing match (he and Dan both stayed in the boat on this descent of Sarlac in Kenobi Gorge).

No comments: