whitewater books :: international

This section covers Canada, Mexico, South America, Cental America, Europe, Asia and the South Pacific. Fun.

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Worldwide

World Whitewater

World Whitewater

Amazing overview of some of the worlds greatest rivers. This is a must have for any die hard or armchair river runner. Great for daydreaming but not so much as a detailed guide. You knew that though.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoecanoe

Whitewater: The World's Wildest Rivers

Whitewater: The World's Wildest Rivers

Nice coffee table book highlighting some of the worlds great rivers. Good photos. Some of the rivers are nearly flat so I am not sure why they are included and there are some glaring omissions.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoe

Canada

Canadian Rockies Whitewater - South

Canadian Rockies Whitewater - South

Good guide to paddling in the Southern Canadian Rockies.

My rating: canoecanoecanoe

Buy from the publisher

Canadian Rockies Whitewater - Central

Canadian Rockies Whitewater - Central

Good guide to paddling in the Central Canadian Rockies. I liked this one better than the guide to the South since there seemed to be more multi-day trips.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoe

Buy from the publisher

West Coast Whitewater

West Coast Whitewater

Stuart Smith is working on this guide to British Columbia. Should be good.

South & Central America

Chasing Jagaurs

Chasing Jagaurs: The Complete Guide to Costa Rican Whitewater

The title says it all. Great replacement for the old guide to Costa Rica.

My rafting company is running trips to Costa Rica if you want to check it out! Surf on over to 4 Corners Whitewater.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoecanoe

A Gringo's Guide to Mexican Whitewater

A Gringo's Guide to Mexican Whitewater

Sweet guide to Mexico. Oddly the summary does not tell you the class rating - you have to gleen that from the detailed description. Also you have to try and figure out the boating season for yourself. Other than that the maps are great.

My rating: canoecanoecanoe

Kayakers Guide to Ecuador

Kayakers Guide to Ecuador

Nice little book about the rivers of Ecuador by Small World Adventures staff. It took me awhile to get ahold of someone in order to buy the book since they are pretty busy kayaking in Ecuador most of the time.

My rating: canoecanoecanoe

Buy from the publisher

Futaleufu Whitewater

Futaleufu Whitewater

An entire book just about the Futaleufu. Its a big river! There are some descriptions about other runs in the area as well.

My rafting company is running trips to Futaleufu if you want to check it out! Surf on over to 4 Corners Whitewater.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoe

Chile Whitewater

Chile Whitewater

This book was started by John Foss before his death while kayaking in Peru. I have doubts that it will ever be finished. My deepest regrets to the family.

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Asia

Rivers of an Unknown Land

Rivers of an Unknown Land: A Whitewater Guide to the Former Soviet Union

Written by expert rafter Vladimir Gavrilov. Covers Russia, Siberia and Central Asia. Amazing book!

My rafting company is running trips to Siberia if you want to check it out! Surf on over to 4 Corners Whitewater.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoecanoe

White Water Nepal

White Water Nepal

The guidebook to Nepal rivers. Unfortunately Nepal is in a civil war with the Maoists - but you should still be able to run some of the rivers.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoecanoe

Europe

British White Water

British White Water: A Guide to the 100 best Canoeing Rivers

According to UK Rivers Guidebook this is the best overall guide to UK whitewater. They should know.

Norway the Whitewater Guide

Norway the Whitewater Guide

Brand new guide for Norway. Another book to order from the UK. This is perhaps the prettiest guidebook I have ever seen. The rivers are sick. Grab this one if you like waterfalls.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoecanoe

South Pacific

New Zealand Whitewater

New Zealand Whitewater

The only book you need in New Zealand. All the great runs are here. You can buy it cheaper from the UK so the link goes to Amazon UK.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoe

Africa

Run the Rivers of Southern Africa

Run the Rivers of Southern Africa

Very nice book. My main gripe is that most of the photos do not match up with the descriptions and there could be a better description of the season for each run.

My rating: canoecanoecanoecanoe

Order from the publisher or if you are in the states contact Bryon of Go Big Distributions.