Mat Howes

Nickname: The Minnow (this was a while ago – I try not to swim so much these days)

Hometown: York, England (UK)

Current City: Tidworth, England (UK)

Favourite Paddle: AB Edge Canoe Paddle

Favourite Paddling Location: Upper Fium Orbo- Corsica

Biography: OC1 WW is my life! Seriously ask my wife…. The hit of running “Extreme White water” in an open Canoe is like no other, each move harder than the last due to water in your boat and just being cooler than any kayaker on the water

Accomplishments/Experience: OC1 Descents of Allt a Chaorainn(UK), Upper Fium Orbo(Fr), Travo(Fr), Ger(Fr) Big Brush Cr(USA) Cane Crk (USA) and many more… OC1 5*WW Leader. Full Gnarlz Paddler

Supported by: Aquabound, Astral, FallLine Canoes

When I’m not pushing the limits of an open Canoe I’m usually found guiding expeditions into Borneo or teaching hammock camping and advanced campcraft around the world.