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Steve Brooks

Hometown: Medway Towns, Kent

Living now: Arlberg, Austria

Discipline: Whitewater

Current boats: Waka Steeze

Shaft of choice: Straight

Big volume or tight and technical: Big volume 

Favourite paddling spot: Sanna, Austria or Pucon, Chile

Why should you be on the Peak PS team?: I have been on the Peak PS team since 1999, testing equipment, providing feedback and photos from some of the most spectacular places on the planet and we bring Apfelstrudel to the boys at the Paddle Expo.

What can you bring to the party?: Crazy stories of exploring South America, dodging drug cartels and armed guerrillas!

How did you get into paddling: I was ordered to learn to kayak when serving in the British Army


Personally, quite a lot...

Acobamba Abyss (Abysmo) of the Rio Apurimac in 2008

Solo on the Tsarap Chu and Zanskar Gorge, Ladakh 2008

Colca Canyon, Peru 4 times

Cotahuasi Canyon, Peru 3 times

First Descents in Europe, India Himalayas, South America - some of which were solo!

2013 named C&KUK magazine Adventurer of the Year

Having our kayaking and ski movies Good Karma shown at the Kendal Film Festival.

Co-founded Kayak School Arlberg in Austria.

What's next... ambitions / plans: To continue coaching and instructing kayakers in our Kayak School in Austria and then over to Pucon, Chile where we have a stunning house on the flanks of the Villarrica Volcano.

Do you have any paddlesport qualifications?: British Canoeing Advanced Whitewater Endorsement British Canoeing Advanced Whitewater LeaderBritish Canoeing Level 3 Kayaking Coach

Best things about paddling: Kayaking on a river is simply amazing and has taken me to some stunning places that hardly anyone have seen!

Best boating moment: Surfing a decent river wave!? 

Worst boating moment: I would say losing friends around the world but what really leaves me with a heavy heart are friends who give up whitewater kayaking!

Any other Hobbies: Gardening, riding our Royal Enfield Bullet in India and skiing.

Ultimate worldwide destination: Pucon, Chile

Food: Indian Thali or a parrillada in Chile or Argentina

Drink: Tea, proper tea none of that hippy stuff. Tea with milk!

Music: I do like a bit of raving!!

Movie: Lock stock and 2 smoking barrels

Read: Mr Nice

Piece of Peak PS kit: Just one? The River Guide PFD is amazing, I love my Freeride Jacket too!

Favourite Kit:

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