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Steve Brooks

Hometown: Medway Towns, Kent
Living now: Arlberg, Austria
Discipline(s): Whitewater, Expedition Kayaking 

What's your story?

I have been a Peak UK Team Paddler since 1999! I worked my way around the world raft guiding, instructing and safety kayaking, then heading off on kayaking adventures and expeditions between the seasons.

Personal kayaking highlights:

Solo on the Tsarap Chu and Zanskar Gorge in 2008.
Acobamba Abyss (Abysmo) of the Rio Apurimac in 2008.
Colca Canyon 4 times, Cotahuasi Canyon 3 times.
First Descents in Europe, India Himalayas, South America - some of which were solo!
In 2013 I was named Canoe and Kayak UK magazine Adventurer of the Year!

Having our Kayaking and Skiing movie Good Karma shown at the Kendal Film Festival.

I co-founded Kayak School Arlberg in Austria, which now takes up the majority of my year. We coach Beginners through to Advanced kayakers in Austria and Slovenia and also lead Adventure Trips and Expeditions to the Indian Himalayas, Peru and Chile! 

Quick facts:

Favourite food: Indian Thali or an Asado in Chile and Argentina!
Favourite drink: Tea - proper tea with milk, none of that hippy stuff!
Favourite music: Disco, Disco

Ultimate paddling destination:

Austria, Chile, Peru or Himachal Pradesh.


Prior Planning and Preparation Prevents Piss Poor Performance!

Advice to newcomers:

Stay in your kayak once you have flipped, we will get to you - just ask Connie! 

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