RAWHero Kalob Grady in “FUEGO” by SEND

RAWHero Kalob Grady features in SEND's debut edit titled "Fuego" Join Kalob, Dane, Bren and Adrian as they take on some of Chile's gnarliest waterfalls.....   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yjKYDczxho0&feature=youtu.be   Give these boys some love !...
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Buckhannon River with RAWHero Hannah Ray J

Each year in the middle of winter with single digit temps here in Iowa, I get the paddling fever. Our local play parks are either locked up with ice or are just too low for much paddling to be done. This is the time of year I look to the southeast. Tennessee and the...
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Climbing in Mt Arapiles – Where’s your Church

Here’s to 2017 being full of adventures, big and small. Chase your big hairy audacious goals. Climb hard. Paddle hard. Go big.
But don’t forget to dial things back every now and then and notice just how awesome it is to hang out in beautiful places with folks who share you particular brand of crazy.

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33 Inspirational Images to start 2017

The Featured Image above is South African Climber Ash Cramb by Andrew Forte @mr.andrewforte     Here are 33 inspirational images for you to start 2017 on a high note. RAWHero's across the globe starting the New Year with a bang. Take a look at some of their...
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RAWHero Jamie Flynn Wingsuit Pilot – 2016 Year in Review

"This year has been an incredible year for RAWHero Jamie Flynn. He has gone from strength to strength and we are very proud of his achievements. Truly inspirational individual and epitome of RAWHero" - RAW This from Jamie -   " I'm stoked about another year of...
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Don’t feed your fears…fuck them!

Fear vs. Confidence In the past few weeks fear has come up in the conversations I have with myself quite often. I have started going beyond my comfort zone with some training dives. Of course, our old friend Fear came sticking out his neck. He’s the guy that questions...
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Stand Up for Rhinos ! – First Time Stand Up Paddleboarding (SUP) the Mighty Zambezi !

A team of South African and Zimbabwean adventurers has launched an ambitious project to become the first ever to tackle the rapids of the mighty Zambezi River on stand-up paddleboards (SUP). Apart from completing the first descent of the huge rapids on stand-up...
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RAWReport – Adventure Road-trip Lesotho/FreeState/Natal

If you into multi-sports, then going on holiday is always hard to decide what gear comes and what stays. Fortunately with a Defender you can fit in a lot, so another epic adventure was at hand. As usual I like doing things on impulse and nothing was planned, so my...
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RAW Feature – “Wingsuit Power Couple” Tim Howell & Ewa Kalisiewicz

They say that one of the secrets to a healthy long lasting relationship is to spend time together and share a common interest. Our RAWHeroes Tim and Ewa do just that, but with a slight difference ! They are wingsuit pilots ! I recently had the opportubnity to get some...
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RAW Feature – Tonsai – a trip report without diarrhoea

This August Dirtbaglawyer  Georgia had the unexpected opportunity to take a week off work to go traveling. In her hectic schedule this is a rare event so we had to make the most of it. For a few days we swapped bone chilling weekends on freezing sandstone crimps in...
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A simple SEO Strategy for Sports Bloggers

SEO (search engine optimisation) is part of what I help clients with as my day job. SUP and more specifically whitewater SUP is one of my passions. Today I want to combine these and give some advice to (extreme) sport bloggers on SEO. Strange how these two three...

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RAW Report – Kaituna River with RAWHero Paul Teasdale

From there things got really interesting ! I met up with fellow Dirt Bag Paddlers Admin and subsequent RAWHero Mike McVey who also introduced me to his buddy Stewart Dempsey. The three of us spent the day running laps and just having a jolly on this awesome piece of river. Mike also convinced us to run the entire top section including Tutea falls on river boards which was interesting to say the least. Anyway..action speaks louder than word so check out the next two videos to see what we got up to….

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RAW Perspective – The Digital Athlete

Influence vs Fame Don't worry about fame: Influence is the modern currency. Need a sponsor to make a dream challenge become reality. Influence is what will get you that sponsor. Want to make a difference in the world? Influence is what you need. How not to grow your...

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RAW Feature – Introducing RAWHero Shane Raw

I first met Shane on a kayaking expedition in the eastern highlands of Zimbabwe. I was very new to kayaking and was a typical “Zambezi boy” with absolutely no experience of anything other than the Zambezi. Creeking was a completely foreign concept to me. RAW Adrenaline had already been going for about a year and a half, and I had a relatively clear idea of where I thought I wanted to take it. I had little money at the time but………

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RAW Perspective – Athlete or Junkie ?

The joy for these individuals seems to be more in the journey, in the learning and fine tuning of their discipline. Their motivation is pushing personal physical and emotional boundaries and learning about themselves as a result. The moment of exhilaration does not come from the Adrenaline spike associated with danger.

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