Canyoneering

G.O. 075 – Rich Rudow

G.O. 075 – Grand Explorer Rich Rudow Rich Rudow’s life has become intrinsically linked with the Grand Canyon. On a raft trip in 1989, he became enamored with the mysteries beneath its rim. Having spent 1000 days within its walls and having helped establish many of its technical canyoneering routes, Rich is now recognized as…

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G.O. 071 – Freddy Unger

G.O. 071 – Canyoneer Freddy Unger Finds Focus Freddy Unger is recognized in the Southern California canyoneering community as an active leader eager to share his knowledge and offer opportunities to new participants. Prior to discovering canyoneering, he was struggling with substance abuse and watching his life erode. He credits the friendships he developed in…

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G.O. 066 – Jump Trip Canyon Rescue

G.O. 066 – 2014 Swanson Slide Jump Trip Canyon Rescue As the North Fork of the King’s River cuts through the Sierra Nevada it reveals a canyon playground beloved by experienced canyoneers called Jump Trip. It has been the site of numerous injuries and rescues. In 2014, a group of three were forced to make…

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G.O. 064 – Kevin Heiden

G.O. 064 – Kevin Heiden, Canyon Newbie Gets Legit Kevin Heiden grew up in Chatsworth, CA where he squandered his twenties. As he moved into his thirties, he realized he needed to change his life. A backpacking trip ignited a desire for exploration and adventure. Soon he discovered canyoneering and became completely enamored. He and…

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G.O. 061 – Ryan Dacey

G.O. 061 – Ryan Dacey, Taco Del Montana Ryan “Taco” Dacey likes to live in the spaces in between. He prefers climbing the challenging choss betwixt established routes. He chooses the miserable gorge descents flanked by quality canyons. He selects suffering when comfort is the preferred option. Yet, his aptitude for joy reigns supreme and…

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G.O. 060 – Amanda Craft

G.O. 060 – Land and Sea and Air, Amanda Craft is There Amanda Craft is a consummate outdoor Renaissance Woman. Raised in California and summered in Colorado, she spent her youth on horseback or in nature. While trying to pad her professional resume during her college years, she began accidentally discovering the depths of her…

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G.O. 058 – The Monroys

G.O. 058 – The Monroy Canyon Family It’s the classic story where a country girl meets a city boy, they get married, start a family, and start rappelling down waterfalls around the world. Tale as old as time? Maybe not. Danielle and Brian Monroy discovered the adventure of canyoneering after a failed family backpacking trip…

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G.O. 052 – Erik Johnson

G.O. 052 – Erik Johnson: Skis, Canyons, Consequences Erik Johnson, Esq. shreds the slopes of the legal system and the fresh powder of the backcountry mountain ranges. A lifelong freestyle skier, he has extensive experience dealing with injury whether it be concussions, broken bones, or amnesia. A rappelling accident while canyoneering cost him a leg,…

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G.O. 041 – David Angel

G.O. 041 – Dav Underground ft. David Angel Doing “nerdy stuff with computers” eventually lead David Angel to a corner of the internet where he was introduced to subterranean exploration. Soon he was a member of the Southern California Grotto, a caving group. Despite witnessing a tragedy on his first outing, he became more involved…

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G.O. 034 – Kat Carney & Craig Kinsley

G.O. 034 – Kat & Craig on Lucky Breaks, Pics, Sticks, and Hitches Kat Carney and Craig Kinsley have embraced a life of coincidences and (occasionally literal) lucky breaks. A broken hand lead Craig down an unexpected path that would bring him to the 2012 Olympics as a Javelin Thrower. A part-time job as a…

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