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Why Professional Kayaker Tyler Bradt Calls Missoula Home

Tyler Bradt is one of the world's most accomplished kayakers. In 2012 he kayaked off an 189-foot waterfall and is known for his fearless style. Tyler has traveled to world and back for his sport, but his favorite place is his hometown, Missoula, Montana. Outside TV Locals traveled to Montana to meet up with Bradt and understand why this place is so special. With Cam McCaul as our fearless explorer, the pair went river surfing, whitewater tandem kayaking, and much more. Learn more about Missoula below in this interview with Tyler and check out your TV listings for Outside TV's Locals. 

How has Missoula shaped you as a kayaker and person?

Growing up near Missoula contributed much to both who I am as a paddler and who I am as a person. Easy access to wild places and rivers flowing year-round gave me a love for the outdoors and the ability to paddle as much as possible.

What is a typical day like for you?

I don't have a typical day.

What are you favorite spots in Missoula to grab a beer or bite to eat?

Charlie's and the Kettle House are my two favorite spots in Missoula. Where good friends and classic Montana style stiff drinks are always a guarantee.

How was kayaking and surfing with Cam?

Cam is an absolutely badass athlete with an unbeatable attitude. Kayaking and surfing with Cam was a blast and I had a great time showing him some of these backyard gems.

What sets Missoula apart from other mountain towns?

Every town has its uniqueness and Missoula has a lot of them. With a river flowing through the middle of town, set in the mountains and surrounded by beautiful, wild places, it's hard to go wrong. I also love the vibe of Missoula and the great friends I have here. It seems to have both qualities I look for in a place, people, and location. 

About The Author

stash member Jonathan Desabris

Digital Content Producer at TGR. Jackson Hole transplant from the Green Mountain State. Contrary to popular belief I have never lived in New Jersey.