An Interview with Legendary Whitewater Safety Leader Charlie Walbridge

Interview with Charlie Walbridge

The paddling experience of Charlie Walbridge spans more than five decades, and over that time he has been one of whitewater sport’s greatest innovators in safety and rescue technique. Charlie is an inductee in to both the International Whitewater Hall of Fame and the Southern Appalachian Paddlesports Hall of Fame. In this interview, Marc Hunt and Charlie discuss his history and the evolution of safety within the sport.