An adrenalin junkie Boyd has tried it all – sky diving, running extreme waterfalls, raising exotic frogs, international expeditions, and film production. Boyd’s education and classroom background gives kayaker students an excellent presentation of both advanced and development skills progressions. Boyd is a passionate lover of whitewater kayaking always first and last on the river. If you have a trip or rapid you want to work then Boyd is your guy.
When Boyd’s not leading international kayak trips he paddles locally in eastern Tennessee. Boyd has developed his own creeking clinics helping kayakers understand protecting their bodies and master fundamentals of river running skills and communication.
Here are a few facts about Boyd we discovered from the Jackson Kayak Boyd Ruppelt page. Boyd brews his own beer, ask him about his exotic frogs, can’t paddle past a boof, joined Team JK in 2005, and is a high school bio teacher. “Hey. Coach Ruppelt can you tell us about that time you found poison dart frogs kayaking in the rainforest?”
Boyd can throw down on some pie de limon. What’s your favorite Chilean pastry?
Chile Kayak Trips
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Recruiting, training and retaining kayak instructors to lead Chile kayak trips. Instructors can earn 50% DISCOUNTS to kayak Chile rivers.
Pucon riverside, basalt canyons, volcanos, y hot springs. Valle Puelo via horse support to AR border gaucho farm. Pack raft Rio Ventisquero to Rio Puelo.
Students kayak Chile rivers and earn Wilderness First Responder Certification over holiday break. Daily after WFR classes instruction for BEG-INT-ADV kayakers.
First Descents friends Chile kayaking trip for BEG-INT-ADV groups. Kayaking daily safe and proper development features for best learning.
Colorado Whitewater members DISCOUNTS to kayak Chiles best rivers. Daily instruction and destinations to beginner, intermediate, and advanced rivers.
Chile kayaking trip for intermediate and advanced women kayakers led by kayak school owners, competitors and expedition leaders on Chile’s best whitewater.