By: Dwayne Parton

The Book of Legends

The legends section was inspired by a recent YouTube video I watch titled the book of legends. I thought it would be cool to write about legendary pieces of kayaking whether it be people, boats, or rivers.

This was a preview of the Adidas Sickline Team‘s Journey to the Book of Legends on the Bashkaus River in Siberia. The Bashkaus River is full of violent Class V rapids. In 1972 it was ran by group of adventurers for the first time. The River swallowed half of the first group on the first rapid.

The next year, 1973, the remaining members returned and built a monument for their fallen comrades and left behind a book for any adventurer who would brave these waters to sign. This book is still in the gorge today, and is called “The book of Legends”.