Kayakers Risk Detainment to Paddle 220 Miles on Tibet’s Uncharted Mekong

24 May

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Filed by Rivers in Demand team member Kyle Dickman

After we’d been in Tibet for two days, all travel was restricted and foreigners and nationals alike were prohibited from entering the province. No amount of negotiation would open the gate between us and our goal of kayaking the Upper Salween River.

So we changed plans to try an undocumented section of the Mekong still within Tibet that, in 2004, a kayaker had allegedly soloed during peak monsoon. He had lost all of his photos and video from the trip, so this would be an opportunity to film it for the first time.

Kayakers Risk Detainment to Paddle 220 Miles on Tibet’s Uncharted Mekong

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