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Steve Backshall – Expedition

Last year Unsponsored noticed on social media that Steve Backshall was kayaking in Bhutan within Darren Clarkson-King and Sal Montgomery. Freestyle kayaker James Bebbington is one of the camera operators.

Darren (Daz) has been exploring the Himalayas for over 20 years and with Sal’s amazing track record we just know that the forthcoming TV show will feature an Epic Himalayan back drop, great rapids and is sure to appeal to kayaks and adventure lovers.

With a little digging we have found out that the expediton was for a first descent and is one of a ten part series, all worlds firsts.

The series starts 21 July 8pm on Dave TV – Steve Backshall, EXPEDITON.

Yarlung Tsangpo

A classic from Scott Lindgren recently converted and put online – Yarlung Tsangpo. A throw back to 2002? and long before GoPro.

Yarlung Tsangpo

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The Unrunnable Gorge – British Columbia’s Klinaklini River

It’s been more than 20 years since kayakers first attempted this ‘unrunnable gorge’. In the summer of 2017, after two years of scouting and planning, four women would try what all others had failed: a full descent of British Columbia’s Klinaklini River.

The Unrunnable Gorge

This three-part series follows Maranda Stopol, Darby McAdams, Jo Kemper and Jordan Slaughter as they navigate the Klinaklini Gorge.

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First Descent Of Dangar Falls

Lachie Carracher and the first descent of Dangar Falls in a kayak.

First Descent Of Dangar Falls

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Angola – Searching For The Kwanza

A couple weeks ago Mike Dawson (NZL) & Aaron Mann (USA) traveled to Angola to explore the rivers of this West African nation. They put on what they believe to be one greatest rivers in the world – The Kwanza River. It is one of the great African rivers flowing from the highlands of Angola before dropping steeply off the edge of the Bie Plateau.

 Angola - Searching For The Kwanza

They found huge rapids, deep gorges, incredible scenery and amazing people.

This film is about the first descent of the whitewater section of the Kwanza between to Campanda & Cambanbe dams.

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