Jul 30 2013

Return to the Ashnola River.

It was about 12 months ago that I had a slight error in judgment on the Ashnola river and decided to try my luck at limboing under a nasty old log that spanned the width of the River. Carnage ensued and I was left with a minor dislocation on my right shoulder. A few months […]

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Apr 6 2013

Don Juan, Empanadas and Bus Stops: A Chilean Adventure

  Most likely the three most important things we encountered during our trip to Chile. For Bentos (Dan Bentley), Kiwi Fruit (Sheldon Lee) and myself (Tristan Oluper), these three things were heaps choice. A little bit of Don Juanian spice is all that is needed to boost the flavor of a cabbage, onion, garlic and […]

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Mar 27 2013

Ashnola Video: 2012

The Ashnola is a FVWW favorite. Located in the always sunny Okanogan this run has great river side camping, and 20+ kilometres of read and run class 4/4+. This year we made several trips up earlier in the season than normal and got some great high water runs. At higher flows this run feels like […]

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Jan 8 2013

Norrish Creek Online Gauge

Almost 2 years ago now I was asked by Navigable Waters Canada to come to a meeting at Norrish Creek (my favourite backyard run) about a proposed development on the creek. At this point in time we here at FVWW were very involved in negotiations with several proponents for hydro projects on several of our […]


Frey on his way down Photo by: Tristan Oluper

Sep 20 2012

A Jordan Cooper combo

  The Jordan is a river about 5 minutes outside of Revelstoke that is an instant BC classic. The Cooper is located about a 30 minute drive north of Kaslo or at the furthest north end of Kootenay Lake and is fit with a spectacular canyon. Starting with the Jordan, Dan Bentley and myself (Tristan […]


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