American Whitewater

Laugh of the Water Nymph by Doug Ammons

Laugh of the Water Nymph contains 22 adventure stories, from jungle rivers that disappear underground and cast off huge waterfalls, to glacial rivers running through the wilderness of northern Canada. There are 30 pages of wild and beautiful photographs with extremely high quality printing. The book was voted "One of the best outdoor books of the year" by the National Outdoor Book Awards.

Doug Ammon's book "Laugh of the Water Nymph" is one of the highest regarded books in whitewater. Written by a man that holds arguably one of the most impressive whitewater resumes in the world, including the only solo descent of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine - widely considered to be the "Everest" of whitewater challenge.

Doug donates all the proceeds of his book here to supporting the Dunai Boarding School in Nepal. An institution located in a remote region the size Western Montana that otherwise has no other school. Doug has been helping to support the school since encountering it during a 1995 trip down the Thule Bheri. Not only will your purchase of this book support protecting rivers here in the US but your purchase of Doug's book will go towards funding the next generation of river stewards in Nepal. To learn more about this area in Nepal and how you can help check out

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