Profile: Mark Kalch

Expedition Paddler

Mark Kalch is an expedition paddler whose 7 Rivers 7 Continents project will see him complete source to sea descents of the longest river on each continent.
He has so far completed descents of the Amazon River, Missouri-Mississippi River and this latest source to sea descent of the 2300 mile Volga River in Russia, Europe’s longest river in 71 days. Mark also founded and runs the expedition paddling apparel brand Paddlers First.
Twitter: @markkalch

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Volga Summer: A Source To Sea Descent

The Volga River flows across Russia from north to south.
Emerging from the rolling, green hills north of Moscow it meanders south and empties into the Caspian Sea some 2300 miles later. Paddling its entire length revealed to me a country and population so unlike their caricatures as to be positively confounding.

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