A Harrowing Kayak Expedition in Tibet

In February 2002, seven extreme kayakers attempted to paddle down the Tsangpo river gorge in Tibet. One of the most remote locations on earth, the Tsangpo is also the deepest river gorge in the world, three times deeper and eight times steeper than the Grand Canyon. High waterfalls make it the most difficult river running challenge ever attempted. Some call it the Mount Everest of rivers — but unlike Everest, no one had successfully made it down the Tsangpo alive until now.

Listen To: A Harrowing Kayak Expedition in Tibet, by NPR.