Eugene Buchanan is available for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment.

Blending different cultures, leadership styles, paddling practices and more, his Brothers on the Bashkaus / Comrades on the Colca show is perfect for annual conventions, philanthropic organizations, book clubs, and more — especially those with a bent toward adventure and the outdoors. The common thread? River running: first with a team of Latvians on Siberia’s infamous Class V Bashkaus River and second, with a team of Polish explorers on a first descent down Peru’s upper Colca Canyon, the deepest canyon in the world.

Following the storylines of his two similarly named books, your audience will be both intrigued and entertained, wondering just how in the world Buchanan gets himself into — and more importantly, out of — these situations. The perfect visually engaging keynote presentation for any event.

Speaking Topics:

Presentations can be tailored to highlight key messages on:

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving

  • Planning

  • Perseverance

  • Determination

  • Creative Thinking

  • Introspection

  • Outdoor and Practical Life Skills

  • Outdoor Safety

  • Parenting and the Outdoors

Booking fees:

Booking fees vary according to the circumstances, including schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. For the most current fee to hire Eugene Buchanan, please email for a booking request.

Past Presentation Locations:

  • REI stores (Seattle, WA; Denver/Boulder, CO) Bookstores

  • Rotary Clubs (Ft. Collins/Steamboat Springs, CO)

  • Colorado River Outfitters Association (CROA) Annual Convention (Denver, CO) 

  • The Adventure Show (Chief Theater, Steamboat Springs, CO)

  • Front Range Paddler’s Club (Denver, CO)

  • Downriver Equipment  (Golden, CO)

  • Catamount Ranch & Club (CO)

Speaking Engagement Testimonials:

“Entertaining, educational and exceptional. Buchanan connects with every member of the audience, conveying his passion for adventure comically and uniquely.  All of the participants were fully engaged, and I’d highly recommend him to speak at any event.” —Andrew Henry, Catamount Ranch & Club

“An outstanding keynote speaker. Buchanan provides an entertaining talk about his travel and paddling experiences from Siberia to Peru, keeping the audience captivated long after the official presentation has ended.”  

—David Costlow, Executive Director, Colorado River Outfitters Association 

Television Experience:

  • Statistician/Announcer Support, NBC, Beijing Olympics, 2008

  • Host “This is Steamboat” television series and The Morning Show, 2008-2015 (RSN/Steamboat TV18)

  • Script writer, Outside Television/Resort Sports Network, 2009

  • Host/Script Writer, Paddling Life Invitational (RSN/Steamboat TV18), 2006-2009

  • Narrator/Script Writer, half-hour Paddler magazine TV series, 2005

  • Media Director, World Pro Mogul Tour (TV Interviews/Media Relations), 1989-1993

Latest Book Release:


Tales From A Mountain Town: Musings From 25 years of Living in the Colorado Rockies

A collection of humorous and lighthearted essays from award-winning writer and author Eugene Buchanan centered around 25 years of living in the mountainous environment of Steamboat Springs, Colorado. A must for anyone already living in or thinking about moving to a mountain town. 

  • Reviews | Price: $18.50 includes shipping