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Wild Descent 2015

Wild Descent 2015

Period: Jan 29 - Feb 1, 2015
Location: Wanaka, New Zealand

Wild Descent is a challenging event. It is part expedition, part adventure and part race and, as the organizers state, “If you come here to race, you'll get an adventure and expedition thrown in for free. If you come for the adventure then you'll feel like you're on an expedition and will end up racing a team with similar speed.”

The Wild Descent was initially dedicated to kayak riders only, but a SUP division was added in 2015 to make things more interesting. Wild Descent takes competitors on a multi-day race with six stages over a distance of 261 kilometers, so it is quite a challenge.

It takes place on the Clutha River, in Wanaka, New Zealand, between the 29th of January and 1st of February. The river is New Zealand's largest by volume and creates the perfect backdrop for an event of this kind with a mixture of high flows, long sections of rapids and stunning scenery. To register and find out more details, please visit the official website.