ROBERT KENNEDY JR.

“Eric Hertz and Robert Currie have devoted their lives and their company’s resources to saving some of the world’s last great white-water, wilderness rivers."

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

“The absolute mastery of Robert Currie guiding in the back of the raft made every element of the Futaleufu river seem heightened, perfected, colorized, almost virtual."

ESPN TELEVISION

"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."

JACOB SCHERR, DIR. OF GLOBAL STRATEGY, NRDC

“Earth River is more than a great whitewater outfitter. Their contributions have made a real difference in our efforts to preserve some of the world's most beautiful rivers in Chile and Canada."

MATHEW MUKASH, GRAND CHIEF OF THE CREE

"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses."

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

“I’ve rafted with Eric Hertz down some tough rivers—the Futaleufu in Chile, the Colca in Peru. He's one of the best in the business—obsessed with safety."

Robert Currie, Personal Reflections

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Over the years Earth River has given me the chance to work at something I really enjoy and I feel extremely fortunate to have met so many wonderful people on our trips and locals from the areas we visit.

A few years ago I spoke at a friend, Senor Nico's funeral.  The entire communtiy of Futaleufu was there and I told a story of a man and his word.

A few months before he passed away, I was walking across a street in Futaleufu and Senor Nico approached me on his horse. I had known him from the first time I visited the area 20 years earlier. We greeted each other.  Even at eighty his grip was still firm.  

“Senor Roberto,” He said,  “we need to fix the property you bought from me many years ago and make it right. ”

He handed me a tattered scrap of paper with our names scribbled on it worth no more than the ink. We had made the deal over 17 years ago and the property had appreciated considerably.  I had thought about trying to legalize the transaction for years but had never gotten around to it and had pretty much written it off as a lost cause.  

“Someone else wants to buy the property now for a lot of money” Senor Nico said,  “ I might get tempted and I don’t want to die a dishonest man.”

We agreed to go to the oficial government notary where we made the transaction legal and registered the property in my name.  

A few months later I heard Senor Nico was very sick and went to visit him in the hospital.  You could see he was in pain but his handshake was as steady as ever -- stronger than a yoke of oxen. 

 

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ROBERT KENNEDY JR.

“Eric Hertz and Robert Currie have devoted their lives and their company’s resources to saving some of the world’s last great white-water, wilderness rivers."

OUTSIDE MAGAZINE

“The absolute mastery of Robert Currie guiding in the back of the raft made every element of the Futaleufu river seem heightened, perfected, colorized, almost virtual."

ESPN TELEVISION

"Earth River is the premier river runner in the world. Their staff includes the finest guides to be found."

JACOB SCHERR, DIR. OF GLOBAL STRATEGY, NRDC

“Earth River is more than a great whitewater outfitter. Their contributions have made a real difference in our efforts to preserve some of the world's most beautiful rivers in Chile and Canada."

MATHEW MUKASH, GRAND CHIEF OF THE CREE

"I want to personally thank Earth River for helping us stop the hydro-electric projects on our land preventing the destruction of one of North America's last great wildernesses."

NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

“I’ve rafted with Eric Hertz down some tough rivers—the Futaleufu in Chile, the Colca in Peru. He's one of the best in the business—obsessed with safety."

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