Posted on November 01 2017
The river Sjoa in Norway is the perfect playground for any kayaker. Here Nick Pearce tells us why his spirit soars when he is paddling his favourite spot.
"Paradise for me has to be the river. Anywhere. Anytime. And the more remote the better. Immersing your self in a place that is completely consuming is very special and somewhere that I hope everyone can find at some point in their life. For me this is the river, when all other thoughts get washed away and you are left concentrating on the next move, the next rapid and you feel completely in balance.
There are a few places that are a true paradise for kayakers and I’m very lucky that I get to live in Norway, one of the best locations in world. And the Sjoa Valley has to be one of the best locations Norway has to offer. The Sjoa river has many sections ranging from the perfect introductory float to big volume class 5 that leaves you grinning from ear to ear for weeks. Its a constant and changing playground.
Then when you're done, what better way to end the day than putting on a cosy Silverstick hoodie and sitting round the camp fire with a beer in hand. Life doesn't get much better."