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?
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Our Scheduled Chile Kayak Trips
Happy birthday Kathy. Over the years nurse/ranger/psychotherapist Kathy Zerkle has mended more broken river bodies and minds than all of us put together. It is with great pleasure that Pucon Kayak Retreat offers Kathy & friends a birthday week of retreat Chilean river style amongst her besties.
Jay Hicks invites friends to his dream Chile kayak trip of waterfalls, basalt canyons, and Chile blue water rivers fest spectacular. Join Jay as Chile provides the goods and PKR provides everything else.
FEB 5 – 12
Pucon’s best multi-sport adventures travelers choose from raft, horse, hot springs, wine tasting, volcanos and glaciers while living riverside.
JAN 3 – APR 15
Students earn 16 to 19 credits in BUS management, OUT recreation, sustainability, marketing and internships. Tour Patagonia threatened rivers, meet Chilean students, learn business management, and explore Chile.
DEC 18 – JAN 2
Students kayak Chile waterfalls, rivers plus earn swift water rescue certification. We’ll throw in a vertical canyon extraction scenario just to give students the best rescue training in kayaking. Check out our Holiday Trip Gifting options… you’ve earned it.
JAN 18 – 25
Choose from Pucon and Huilo Huilo Biological Reserves best adventures and comfort activities. Riverside lodging, and reliving your failures and summits with friends and warm fire. Is this real life.