Finding the Current
What began with one paddle, a canoe, and one person starting at the headwaters of the Missouri River, became a documentary about 233 days and more than 5,000 miles paddling to the Atlantic Ocean. But beating the Guinness Book of World Records’ ‘Longest Solo Canoe or Kayak Journey’ wasn’t what “Adventure Aaron” Carotta became passionate about. “That was only part of the journey,” Carotta reveals. “The hundreds of strangers, turned friends, that adopted me along the river daily and connected me to the St Louis area became more important in the bigger picture than any record could portray.”
Carotta finished the journey becoming the first solo canoe to ever accomplish this feat as seen in his film, "Finding the Current." Carotta is now offering the experience to others through his guided trip this summer. “I ended up coming full circle and guiding for Big Muddy Adventures, here in St Louis. The legends and team here, inspired me to continue on while keeping me grounded and allowing me to ‘re-enter’ into society,” explains Carotta.
Catering to any skill set, his 80-120 day custom trip will be the first commercially guided journey ever done for this length of time on the river. Starting in Montana and fishing in St. Louis, participants will learn the outdoor skills needed to survive on the largest river in America.
Meet subject and filmmaker Aaron Carotta at the St. Louis premiere of "Finding the Current."
Thursday, February 8, 7pm