10 days paddling problem. You wanna be part of?


Pramod Magar has been Kayaking for over 10 years, is India's one of the finest Kayaker and currently in Germany training himself for the next season of Ganga Kayak Festival (GKF) which is going to happen in Devprayaga from 17-19 February 2020. Devaprayaga is the sacred place where two visible heavenly rivers, Alakananda and Bhagirathi merges to type the holy Ganga.

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"Rising up in a small city/village referred to as Shivpuri which is true subsequent to Ganga river and near Rishikesh have at all times made me really feel happy as I used to be subsequent to Ganga."

Speaking about 10 days problem with Pramod Magar, which he completed final day. This 10 days paddling problem is a sport that we have been taking part in amongst all our kayaking buddies. It really works like when you get into the problem you nominate a kayaker buddy. For those who settle for the problem, then you definitely begin posting a photograph of a second in your kayaking life which has impacted you every day over the interval of ten days however with no single rationalization. For each particular person, it may be completely different. For me posting images are about achievements in kayaking, some first descents, working over some rivers or waterfalls for the primary time.

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I grew up in Shivpuri which can also be a place to begin for rafting journeys down the Ganga river to Rishikesh, in order a small child I'd at all times go to the place to begin and see different individuals going rafting and kayakers doing flipping or some stunts and after a while I met a buddy who took me for rafting the primary time and let me sit in a kayak and from that second onward it turned my greatest ardour in life.

"Again then I didn’t know that what they use for kayaking are referred to as kayaks so we used to name it kashti."

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"I'm one of many few fortunate individuals on this world who has picked up his ardour as his occupation. I'm knowledgeable security kayaker, kayak teacher and rafting information in Iceland, India and Nepal."

Following your dream to change into an outside information and an athlete in India is at all times a problem as you might be largely by yourself and folks won't at all times perceive, as in India there's a mentality that you simply examine and work and ideally change into an engineer, IT particular person or a health care provider. For me, from the very first second after I acquired to kayak, I knew that that is my purpose. That is what I wish to die for. I needed to change into a terrific kayaker. I've to say that I had been fortunate in some ways, starting with my household and buddies who've at all times been supporting me. The perfect assume I might specific is that I by no means wanted cash from my household however as an alternative began supporting them at an early age. Additionally I had been one of many fortunate guides to get an opportunity to work in Europe. And naturally, the river Ganga gave me every little thing to change into what I'm in the present day.

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“ The perfect half is if you get to be in your kayak! Travelling to new lovely locations and working into new rivers, taking part in competitions, assembly different kayakers, pushing your limits to a most, adrenaline kicking in whereas taking place new waterfalls.”

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Pramod says that this image is fairly particular for him as this was taken by his expensive buddy after he had run one of many hardest waterfall in Iceland and most essential being the primary Asian to run over it. This waterfall is named Aldeyjarfoss .

I had been kayaking rivers in India (rivers throughout India, from Arunachal Pradesh and Ladakh in North to Kerala in Southern India), Nepal and Europe (Iceland, Germany and Spain). I simply wish to preserve Kayaking and by no means cease. Legends like Shalabh Ghalaut from Indian and Anup Gurung from Nepal have at all times been my inspiration.

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To see full 10 days problem images, you may go to Pramod Magar . You probably have questions for him write to us. Comply with Encourage Crew on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter for on a regular basis excessive updates.

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