Mark Kalch: “Although to the ear it sounds similar, the 7 rivers project is not something that can be knocked off in less than a year like the 7 Summits. If only! There are no outfitters, fixed ropes, porters and reliable intel to help navigate these rivers.” courtesy Mark Kalch
In the US he will be paddling a 17 foot P & H Scorpio touring kayak. “A fast boat for sure. But we will see. I do not want to make it a race. That is not what the project is about.” courtesy Mark Kalch
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(Correne Coetzer) In 2008 Mark Kalch and Nathan Welch completed a paddle down the Amazon from the source at Mt Mismi to where it meets the Atlantic. The adventure didn’t stop at the Amazon as this was an inspiration for Mark to plan paddling the longest river on each continent from source to sea. With the Amazon done, the next challenge is the Missouri-Mississippi River, which starts in June. Mark will be paddling the Missouri-Mississippi River alone, mostly because he can, he said to ExplorersWeb in a heads up....