Friday, November 16, 2012

Going to the Grand Prix in Chile!

"The most terrifying and thrilling place i have ever been on earth. Fulfilling a lifelong dream, standing there in front of that beast of a rapid known as the Hole that Ate Chicago, nearing the exit but with the biggest rapid V-drive still to come of the 70km box canyon that is the Grand Canyon of the Stikine"

Those of you who know me personally, know how much an invitation into the top 25 selected for an event like the Whitewater Grand Prix this year in Chile means to me. Its not just recognition, or the opportunity to represent my country at the most progressive and prestigious event in my sport. Its the opportunity to gather with the very best minds and athletes in our sport,  continue to learn and progress as a paddler and person and as you know try and make some bad ass videos along the way.

Here is my video entry, one of the requirements for selection at the event.

I feel somewhat hesitant in asking for your assistance in helping me fund this trip, as it seems a very self indulgent thing ask for help to do. Especially after the most amazing year of kayaking in my life, paddling in Canada, USA, Norway, Switzerland, Austria and Slovenia with some many great new friends. Also fulfilling my lifelong dream of paddling the everest of rivers, the Grand Canyon of the Stikine. I should now be hard at work at home here in Tasmania, Australia, Attempting to pay of a bumpers seasons of debts and save money for next years adventures. The invite could not have come at a worse time financially, only weeks away from christmas, to what is one of the most expensive destinations flying from Australia, on top of losing some of the best paid work of the year.

So instead i pitch it you like this:
A couple of years ago i created White Box Magazine (,producing regular video web episodes, showcasing some exotic locations and some inspiring lines from some of the worlds best kayakers i have been lucky enough to paddle with, in the hopes that maybe it would inspire at least a few of you to go pack your bags, go out, and follow your dreams. Or get youngsters in the sport excited about the possibilities should they stick with it, growing our kayaking community, Just as i had been inspired by watching films as a kid. Its stayed %100 free and screenings have helped raise funds for countless clubs and events the world over. So if you choose to donate you will be doing two things, Firstly, showing some appreciation for what i have been sharing with you all, and secondly, helping me not only make some sick Chile episodes, but help out of a hole for the coming spring, which would inevitable keep me flipping burgers or some such, and not making films.

Why not chase funding from the paddling industry?
Firstly if you think there are more than a handful of paddlers even covering their costs of living the river gyps lifestyle you are very much mistaken. Most like myself self fund all our own trips through normal jobs, all are greatly appreciative of even the smallest discount on their gear. We are not rockstars and coming from Australia i can tell you i feel like the jamaican bobsled team sometimes when attempting to find support else where. Lets face it 99.999% of us paddlers squander away every penny we make to support our habit. It would not sit well with me to be one of the .001%, its not the reason i kayak, if it was, i would have to take a long hard look at myself. However, having never made a profit from paddling or producing films, i have sunken every cent into not only travel, gear and food, but the camera gear i use to make the videos you enjoy
Thank you in advance for any support you may choose to give me, and know that if you don't, i will still love you all.

Those of you who don't have any idea of what event i'm even talking about can view short feature shot at the 2011 event in Quebec, Canada.

Friday, October 26, 2012

Kayaking the Grand Canyon of the STIKINE

This summer i was lucky enough to join forces with an awesome crew of guys for a run down the river of my dreams, the Stikine in far northern British Columbia during low flows. The river has stolen my imagination for years, let it steal yours..... a magical place.
Much thanks to Jules Domine and Blair Trotman for their footage.

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Adrian Kiernan (AUS) Whitewater Grand Prix Video Entry

Hay Everyone,
Hope you enjoy my quick video mash up for the Whitewater Grand Prix this year in Chile, Its going to be a sick event so watch and enjoy and help me share it around so i can get amongst it!

Short video of the last few months traveling. Filmed in Norway, Australia, Switzerland, France and BC
Sorry - stacks of Go-Pro. Im always behind the lense!
Thanks to everyone who filmed!
Music By Black MilL

Go Kayaking its SICK!

Filmed on Cannon 550D and GoPro HD


Monday, August 13, 2012

WHITE BOX - Ticking Boxes - Norway Update

White Box Magazine's newest offering!
From the land that brings you snow covered peaks, trolls, expensive beer, beautiful women and stunning rivers.

Turn up your speakers, crack a beer and come along on a road trip with the boys and let us show you what the crew discovered this summer in norway! What an amazing place - we will be back!

Many Thanks to those who provided food, shelter and hangovers - you know who you are!

Antoine Dupuis ,Adrian Kiernan, Mikel Serasola, Reilly Edwards, Will Hartman Brendan Bayley, Evan Garcia, Fred Norquist, Gerd Serrasolses, Mathias Fossum, Michele Ramazza ,Phil Gibbins,  and Jorg Weidalich

Film by Adrian Kiernan

Cannon 550D
Go Pro HD

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Norway Spring Update

 Arriving in Norway early this spring we have been lucky enough to hit a bunch of sweet runs, and film some very epic drops get fired up. There is a massive crew charging in norway this season and after a bumper spring everyone is fired up and a little scared as to what comes next!
Stay tuned for Episode 2 dropping July 20 (Voss)
Many thanks to all those who provided, shelter, food and hangovers (you know who you are!)

Edit Adrian Kiernan

Music Fredzo - House of the rising sun
The Rat Nest (Skinny Dip Edition)
Manchester Orchestra - Virgin
Promoe - Headache

Camera: Go Pro and Canon DSLR

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Print Media - Featured in CUMEC

Full Page Photo "Homathko Canyon"by Adrian kiernan
Paddlers Jules, Antoine and Lachie
Gallery Photo (Top) By Jules Domine, Paddler Adrian Kiernan

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

WHITE BOX - Europe Update - Hinterrhein Special

Touching down in Europe this spring we were lucky enough to hit amongst some other sweet runs, Switzerland's Ultra-Sick, Hinterrhein as the first run of our 2012 season. From what we can gather from the locals this run has not flowed for somewhere between 15-20 years.
A kayaking road trip with the boys through Austria, Switzerland, Slovenia and France!

Many thanks to all those who provided, shelter, food and hangovers (you know who you are!)

Adrian Kiernan

Speak Of The Devil - Hermitude
Project 46 Featuring Andrew Allan - Reasons (origional)

Camera: Go Pro and Canon DSLR

Thursday, January 19, 2012

JAUNT kayaking feature film

JAUNT - Showcases some of the worlds best kayakers doing what they do best, dropping waterfalls, exploring deep canyons and surfing big waves in the most epic kayaking destinations around the globe... all while living a uniquely southern, paddlers lifestyle.

Exotic locations include: Laos, Uganda, Kenya, Norway, USA, Canada, New Zealand and Australia.

Kelsey Thompson, Adrian Kiernan, Anthony Yap, Sean Boz, James Thorp, Sam Tregenza, Colin Furmston, Ben Earle, Lachie Carracher, Jimmy Lohrey, Weka, Sean Mac and many more!

Filmed and edited by Adrian Kiernan with additional footage from Sean Boz and Kelsey Thompson

Produced by Go Boating Austalia and Skippy Films back in 2010.

A big big thank you to:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

JAUNT whitewater kayaking DVD - Available free online Jan 20th 2012!

Hay guys,
My second film JAUNT will be released FREE online on the 20th of Jan 2012 for those of you who have yet to see it.

I just wanted to say a big BIG thank you to Leigh from kayak4play for helping get this one of the ground, thanks for your on going guidance and support!

Spread the word and don't forget to "LIKE" on Facebook to be the first to know when JAUNT and other FREE films become available online!

Adrian Kiernan

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Creeking up a storm in N America with Skippy Films

Hay everyone.
I uploaded my section on the Skippy Films DVD Downunder The Horizonline.
This was one of the best seasons of my life in North America with the the boys

A big thanks to Kelsey Thompson and Sean Boz for footage contributions on this one!

Jimmy Lohrey
Sean Boz
Ben Earl
Kelsey Thompson
Adrian Kiernan
and many more! - sorry if i missed you.