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It’s going to be EPIC! Come join us for the 2nd Annual Little White Salmon Race hosted by World Class Academy, NRS and Kayak Shed. Check out the official race site. See you on the river!
The Mekong River drops from the Tibetan Plateau and bends around the base of a 22,000 ft. peak called Meili Snow Mountain before disappearing between two vertical rock walls that form what river runners call the Deep Moon Gorge. On a sunny day, World Class Academy passed through Shangra-la and Benzylan and took the pass over the shoulder of these mighty… Read more »
Every country has its power river. These rivers define the country where they are located and record the history and people that inhabit the land. The Yangtze River or the Jinsha Jiang (River of Golden Sands), is China’s power river, stretching from high on the Tibetan plateau to the populated epicenters of China’s major cities. World Class left Lijiang early… Read more »
After 23 hours of travel from Los Angeles, CA, World Class Academy touched down at the airport in Lijiang. They were met with blue skies and crisp air blowing across the 9,000 ft. plateau. This is the home of the mighty Yangtze River and the former empire of the Naxi people. At one point Genghis Khan crossed the river here… Read more »
Here it is! Fall 2011 comes to a close and we have some incredible moments to share. Thanks to everyone that helped contribute this semester. Follow along for 22 minutes 25 seconds our journey from Trout Lake, WA to Idaho, British Columbia, and Costa Rica. Congratulations to our video class for a job well done making this end of semester… Read more »
And…. DROP! Videos are here! This is the first installment of this fall’s video class personal projects. Over the next couple weeks, we are rolling out more video, so stay tuned! Everyone has been working their butts off with limited equipment and battery power to achieve video perfection. Its great to see Paul Palmer step up with a full edit… Read more »
Welcome to the World Class Academy blog where you can check out all the action from our students, staff, and contributors. Tap into the visual treats of World Class as you explore the adventure and accomplishments of our traveling, whitewater high school through videos, photos, and articles. Can’t come with us on a semester? Follow us through the web and… Read more »
World Class goes to the infamous Lachine Rapids.Thanks to Weaver Froelicher for the edit!
Ben, Griff and Erik Johnson on the Confluence section, Urubamba River The Group at our home, Cola de Mono Confluence section put-in, just downstream from camp I believe the last blog left off midway at our stay at Colo de Mono in Santa Teresa. Basically we all enjoyed our three weeks of bugs and sick paddling on the Urubamba. We… Read more »
Check out our Physics Class’ Demonstration #2: Momentum, Collisions and Impulse Emily Allen Griff Griffith Olin Wimberg