It is a blessing to be asked to join a Grand Canyon trip, for some a once in a lifetime opportunity.
So when Danny Mongno, Werner Paddle’s marketing manager, a kayaker for close to 30 years, was invited why on earth did he decide to stand up paddle it? “Honestly it all came down to my fiancé Celeste. I just felt like I could more easily jump off the board and spend time with her in the raft.” A self proclaimed non-expert, he knew the skills he had gave him a chance on most rapids, with very honest expectations of some of the big ones.
“Danny Mongno | Marketing Director, Werner Paddle’s ” url=”http://standupjournal.com/tag/werner-paddles/”]I am honored to manage our Team of athletes and we have some UNREAL talent on the whitewater SUP side, I have so much respect for them but was honest with myself that I do paddle like them. But I had a positive outlook and knew with the deep water I was relatively safe. Towards the end I was getting decent at it and from day one I was having fun. I hope I inspire some others to push outside their comfort zone.” Enjoy the short video documenting some success, lots of swims (all of Hance) and some gorgeous scenery. Thanks to trip leader Ed Huber, of Splitrock productions, for the edit.