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Sal Montgomery

Best known as: Big Sal or Monty

Hometown: Nottingham, UK

Living now: Worldwide pretty much!

Discipline: Whitewater

Current boats: Small Firecracker, 9R2 and Small Scorch

Shaft of choice: Werner

Big volume or tight and technical:  Both are fun, but steep creeks are my fave! 

Favourite paddling spot: South America

Why should you be on the Peak PS Team?: Because I’m a nice person?!

What can you bring to the party?: Rich tea biscuits

How did you get into paddling: First tried flat-water as a Scout (now a Scout Ambassador), then discovered whitewater when a pal took me down HPP whitewater Course in a ducky. I was quickly hooked!

What's next... ambitions / plans: Explore more. Currently getting ready for a US and Canada paddling road-trip.

Do you have any paddlesport qualifications?: Advanced Whitewater Safety & Rescue, 5 Star Leader, WEMSI Wilderness Emergency Medical Technician.

Best things about paddling: Boofs, waves, waterfalls, fun people and amazing places.

Best boating moment: Paddling the Río Claro in Chile with good people and the super clean waterfalls!  

Any other Hobbies: Sea swimming, trail running, cycling, climbing, ski touring, writing and learning Español!

Ultimate worldwide destination: I love South America in general! In particular, Chile for the waterfalls and Ecuador for the boofs!

Favourite Stuff Section: kayaks, bikes, wetsuits and books

Food: Ice Cream

Drink:  Coffee all day long

Music: Anything upbeat

Movie: Don’t watch a lot of movies, but I do like a good wildlife documentary

Read:  Adventure stories and wildlife books biographies

Piece of Peak PS kit:  My custom-designed multicoloured and bright topdeck for playing and the awesome leg entry suit for bigger days out or colder climates

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