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Expedition River Rider

EC CommunityJames Hipkiss

On July 29th, 2012, Young Adventurer Chris Hayward, 18, will be embarking on a journey of a lifetime kayaking down the mighty Murray River!

Separating two Australian States and spanning over 2,995km from source to sea the Murray River will present quite the challenge with Class 3 rapids, freezing temperatures and bankside willows along with the occasional venomous snake. The expedition should take about 3 months to kayak the whole 2,995km of the Murray River, it will be an entirely solo expedition with no ground crew, supply drops or backup. I will be starting in Biggara,Victoria and finishing in Goolwa, South Australia and I will be kayaking 30km- 50km per a day with the exception of the occasional rest and wonder around days as well as logistics and restock days.

During the expedition I will be raising money for Green fleet and promoting environmental awareness. The whole expedition will be filmed and turned into a mini series called: Lone Paddler. See: www.chrishayward.com.au Like and follow: www.facebook.com/expeditionriverrider Or donate at: www.everydayhero.com.au/expeditionriverrider