Nationality: Latvian Current Location: Winter - St.Moritz, Switzerland | Summer - Valle d'Aosta, Italy Kayaks: Burn III, 9R
Location: Winter - St.Moritz, Switzerland | Summer - Valle d'Aosta, Italy
Kayaks: Burn III, 9R
I am an outdoor person in its fullest sense, who is truly passionate about river running, whitewater exploration, and skiing all over the World.
I started paddling when I was a little kid; I paddled some weird inflatable boats and rafts in the beginning, but then tried kayaking and fell in love. I'm now a member of the Adidas Sickline Kayak Team, and most of my time is spent kayaking in different places across the globe.
My main focus is expedition kayaking and multi-day adventure trips in the hidden canyons of Asia (especially Siberia), North America, and Europe. In the last few years I have organized and led a number of large-scale projects, as well as taking part in numerous big expeditions with my friends.
Beyond kayaking, I have studied Psychology, work as an Alpine Skiing Head Instructor for Ski Cool St. Moritz leading the Ski Instructor Courses for NRLI (National Russian League of Instructors), and I'm also a member of the ISIA Technical Commission.
I have always liked the Burn because of its edges; my favourite part of kayaking is paddling big volume rivers, and this boat is just perfect for that. I'm also really looking forward to taking my 9R on the bigger expeditions this summer.
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