Name: Valentin Grollemund

Hails From: Rodez, France

Favourite River: Tarn River, more than 20km of super nice class IV, V in granite rock bed and amazing scenery. And also because I learnt kayak on the lower section when I was youth!!

Favourite Level Six Gear: Barrier drysuit, keep my balls warm and dry!!

Story: I spent all my summer holydays in Sainte-Enimie, the true heart of the "Gorges of the Tarn", where my Grand Parents live and I learnt to kayak there on the Tarn river when I was really young.
At the age of 13 a friend taught me how to roll, and I got the kayaking virus.
I practiced C1 slalom till I was 17, now I paddle my creekboat and travel around the World with buddies to enjoy what mother nature has to offer!!
Let's see what's going on tomorrow!!

Plans for this summer: Work as raft guide in France, trainings and good times with friends!!
Maybe a trip in Northern Norway on August.

Claims to fame (other than being a level six athlete):

2011 2nd Pyrenees Buddies Race (Vallée d’Ossau, France)
2011 2nd Team race Pyrenees Buddies Race (Vallée d’Ossau, France)
2010 1st Pyrenees Buddies Race (Vallée d’Ossau, France)
2010 1st Natural Games River Trip (Millau, France)
2008 Vice National junior champion canoe freestyle
2006 3rd junior C1 National Slalom Champs

Sponsored by: Teva, Fluid Kayaks, TyWarp, Adrenagliss, Astral Buoyancy, Naish France, NIL, La Chuppa, Conseil Général de l’Aveyron and Level6 yeah!!

Other Blogs/Sites: french and english