Canoeing Down Everest: Kayaking Legend Mick Hopkinson Talks About His Life on the Water - National Geographic ADVENTURE

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I used to go down to the Irish club with my grandmother, and we’d sing the Irish national anthem on Sunday night and God help you if you didn’t put money in for the IRA.

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Dudh Khosi, Canoeing Down Everest, remains the most watched paddling movie of all time. Few people on Earth have as much experience and knowledge of rough water as Mick.

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socialism, guns, the British class system, and the future of rivers almost uninterrupted for over an hour. All I can do is set my tape recorder down and hold on for the ride.

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Canoeing Down Everest, remains the most watched paddling movie of all time. Few people on Earth have as much experience and knowledge of rough water as Mick.

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You know the guy that got killed over Christmas, Hendri Coetzee? The difference between him and me was that when the crocodile hit him, he didn’t have a gun. I had a gun at that same point.

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These guys aren’t doing something super human they’re doing something dafter and dafter.

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I can't help but feel envious who can pursue their passion. Kayaking was obviously Mick Hopkinson's passion and he has learned to excel on it and now shares his talent to others. Truly an admirable person. :)

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for writing i oscillate between my bed and the kitchen table; when i get bored of one, i move to the other. for art it’s a bit different – i need too much flat (stable!) space to be able to work effectively in bed. plus the mess is much more manageable on a desk!


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It always amazes me to see people kayaking on a strong current. I wonder how they control the water force in order to keep their kayak balanced. Can you just imagine the rush and the conditioning to stay focus and go with the nature? Whoa! That's just fascinating!


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I was able to try kayaking and this is a good idea of getting an experience. I am sure a lot would really want to explore the place. I was able to try kayaking once during our company summer outing. Thanks.

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