I just got the chance to read an advanced copy of Erik Weihenmayer's new book on kayaking the Grand Canyon. Weihenmayer is simply awesome. As I wrote in my review of the book on Amazon, the story takes over 100 pages to get to the kayaking adventure, but that's because he's done so many other amazing things leading up to his white water adventure -- and they all relate to the moment that he gets in the boat.
I was psyched to see that there are some great videos online of Weihenmayer kayaking. Plenty of flips and rolls ... as he's always rolling with it. Reading the book is an exercise in thinking about ability, the senses, and a life driven by projects. It's an awesome read.