A philosopher kayaker. Sample::
“'Adventure is the philosophy. Insight is the goal.'
Ammons contends that adventure sports put participants directly in contact with the powers that have shaped the world, providing a “tactile understanding of geology in action.”
'Usually if you got in the way of such a thing – an earthquake, volcano, or flood – it would simply kill you.' Humans, he says, cannot exist at the flashpoint of major geological changes.
Adventure sports like kayaking, in contrast, are a dance with nature, and allow a kind of intimate relationship with that power, depending on one’s skills, potentially allowing a deeper understanding.
'It puts a human face on geological change,' he says."