Ecuador- Working With The Future.

During our week off between trips, we found ourselves answering the call of some of Ecuador’s finest! Jaime Dalgo and Gaston Sanchez, two stellar kayakers and instructors, were looking for an ACA Instructor update. These two are a part of the future of the sport here. Along with Tarquino Yanguez, these professional young boaters have taken ACA Instructor, Swiftwater Rescue and Wilderness First Responder Courses and keep current with their CPR from the Ecuadorian Red Cross.

Jaime and Gaston.

Jaime and Gaston, part of the future of kayaking in Ecuador.


Looking forward to time on the river together, we volunteered and spent a fun and informative day. Classroom work completed, we headed to the excellent Class II teaching stretch of the Middle Misahualli to review strokes, discuss progressions, and answer as many questions as we could for them.

ACA classroom in Ecuador.

Mary, Jaime and Gaston discussing some of the classroom topics covered in a kayak course.



ACA on water Ecuador.

Discussing strokes and progression on the Middle Misahualli.



ACA group shot.

Mary, Jaime, Phil and Gaston after our on-water session.


These guys are a wonderful asset for the up-and-coming kayakers of Ecuador. We are really proud and privileged to have them as friends and psyched that we can rely on them as guides for Team DAK when we have the opportunity!

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