The Epicocity Crew and Last Descents River Expeditions will be teaming up to paddle three distinct sections of whitewater and highlight the value of free flowing rivers in the face of China’s ballooning economy.
They’ll start in Tibet’s unexplored highlands on the upper Salween River. Here, the crew will attempt the first descent of the last unexplored section of whitewater draining the Tibetan Plateau.
Next they’ll be heading to the Great Bend of the Yangtze to complete what may well be the last descent of China’s premier rafting river before the whitewater is inundated by the Ahai dam.
The final leg of the China expedition is the middle Salween with in the Three Parallel River’s World Heritage Sight and the biodiversity hotspot of the Mountains of Southwest China. This section of river is currently under consideration for a 13 dam project.
Check out our Updates section to track their progress and hear daily interviews from the river.