Going Vertical: The Life of an Extreme Kayaker

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A world-record holder with his 98-foot descent of Upper Johnston Falls in Canada, extreme kayaker Tao Berman will thrill you with the riveting story of pushing himself to the unthinkable edge. He also shares tales of a childhood spent running wild in the mountains of eastern Washington, which ultimately led to his becoming a whitewater wunderkind-a reputation forged on guts, training, persona, and maybe even a little luck.

Men's Journal reports that "because of Tao, whitewater ...

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Overview

A world-record holder with his 98-foot descent of Upper Johnston Falls in Canada, extreme kayaker Tao Berman will thrill you with the riveting story of pushing himself to the unthinkable edge. He also shares tales of a childhood spent running wild in the mountains of eastern Washington, which ultimately led to his becoming a whitewater wunderkind-a reputation forged on guts, training, persona, and maybe even a little luck.

Men's Journal reports that "because of Tao, whitewater paddling is one of the fastest-growing sports in America." With Tao as your guide, you'll get an insider's look into the adrenaline rush of man versus nature.

You'll also witness how Tao has adapted his river-savvy to negotiating the whitewater of the business world, creating a marketing plan that launched his successful career and allowed him to run wild through both the record books and life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780897326520
  • Publisher: Menasha Ridge Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2008
  • Pages: 248
  • Sales rank: 1,070,196
  • Product dimensions: 5.00 (w) x 6.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Table of Contents

Ch. 1 Redefining Limits 1

Ch. 2 Child of Challenge 11

Ch. 3 Extreme Teen 31

Ch. 4 Life at the Edge 53

Ch. 5 The Tao of Marketing 83

Ch. 6 Business and Mischief 103

Ch. 7 The Tao of Risk 117

Ch. 8 The Right Stuff 137

Ch. 9 Primed 159

Ch. 10 Freestyle 183

Ch. 11 A Chosen Life 197

Appendix and Index 227

A Brief History of Kayaking 227

About the Authors 232

Index 235

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