Podcast #3: Nouria Newman – part 2

« Don’t forget to go kayaking when you go kayaking »

This is part 2 of a 2-part interview with world class kayaker, athlete, and adventurer, Nouria Newman.

You can listen by hitting the « play » button in the audio player below.

Once a competitive whitewater slalom kayaker who won World Championships (listen to part 1 for her backstory and how she got into kayaking), Nouria Newman now travels to the most remote corners of the globe—and paddles for different reasons…

In this episode we gain a little more insight into what makes Nouria tick, hear about some incredible trips, discuss issues in paddling, and get some great expedition tips.

Time stamps:

  • 00:49 – There are no levels and everyone crashes
  • 03:21 – Pitt River solo expedition—bushwacking and bear spray
  • 12:26 – Actually, I’ll take a sandwich
  • 15:09 – Embrace it when it get’s hard, and funny things happen
  • 16:42 – Gear tip: webbing and carabiner ‘flip line’
  • 19:46 – Dream trips and finding missions in your backyard
  • 21:27 – Near miss unpacked: The Tsarap, Zanskar, and Indus Rivers in India
  • 26:54 – Don’t forget to go kayaking when you go kayaking
  • 36:21 – Paddling alone and risk…it’s complex
  • 41:26 – Challenges with social media
  • 48:46 – Expedition food: lentils, croissant, and sometimes mango

Nouria’s India solo expedition video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z_O2_M1E7e4
Nouria on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/nourianewman/

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