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Outside contributing editor Peter Heller reports on the historic first descent of Tibet's Upper Tsangpo River.
March 2-March 9
TEXT DISPATCHMarch 7, 2002 click here
Smiles reach from ear to ear and I think everyone is in shock, actually realizing that that is it.
TEXT DISPATCHMarch 4, 2002 click here
The river journey is complete, the waterfalls of the inner gorge have been reached, and everyone is safe and sound.
TEXT DISPATCHMarch 2, 2002 click here
We are standing at the northernmost point of the Great Bend, the apex of the Tsangpo Gorge.
February 23-March 1
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Expedition Leader, Scott Lindgren: "There are sections of river that are unscoutable, unportageable, and river-wide features that make it basically impassable."
TEXT DISPATCHFebruary 28, 2002 click here
The river in the lower gorge is truly wilder than anything we've seen so far due to the devastation from the flood.
TEXT DISPATCHFebruary 27, 2002 click here
There are now a number of new rapids that did not exist when the satellite photos were taken and access to the river is severely restricted.
AUDIO DISPATCHFebruary 23, 2002 (1:03) PC | Mac
Online Reporter, Allan Ellard: "We've survived the hellish hike over the mountain into the lower gorge."
PHOTO GALLERYFebruary 21, 2002 click here
Kayaking on glaciers? : from upper to lower gorge, via the Sechen La Pass
TEXT DISPATCHFebruary 21, 2002 click here
We have finally made the climb out from the upper gorge...It was personally the hardest thing I have ever done. -Allan Ellard
AUDIO DISPATCHFebruary 17, 2002 (:58) PC | Mac
Expedition Leader, Scott Lindgren: "We have successfully accomplished our first phase of completing the upper Tsangpo Gorge."
AUDIO DISPATCHFebruary 16, 2002 (1:33) PC | Mac
Online reporter, Allan Ellard: "Six hundred feet above the river, overlooking a mighty rapid ...the last section of the upper Tsangpo Gorge."
AUDIO DISPATCHFebruary 15, 2002 (1:23) PC | Mac
Online reporter, Allan Ellard: "We have just descended probably the gnarliest section of whitewater on the entire trip."
TEXT DISPATCHFebruary 11, 2002 click here
Many of the rapids in the bend were impassable ledge-type drops of ten to 15 feet.
PHOTO GALLERYFebruary 11, 2002 click here
Massive Rapids, Big Decisions, and a Drop-Dead Gorges View
AUDIO DISPATCHFebruary 10, 2002 (:49) PC | Mac
Online reporter, Allan Ellard: "We've had one helluva day."
AUDIO DISPATCHFebruary 10, 2002 (:48) PC | Mac
Expedition leader, Scott Lindgren: "The next five or six days...will be pretty epic."
AUDIO DISPATCHFebruary 8, 2002 (1:09) PC | Mac
Online reporter, Allan Ellard: "That's itwe passed the center of the gorge."
January 31-February 7
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The mighty rapids below camp marks the gateway to the inner gorge and an entrance to the Pemakochung section of the river.
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Tsangpo Explorer, Ken Storm Jr.: "To me, it's been a great homecoming."
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Online reporter, Allan Ellard: "We paddled everything, it was hard work."
AUDIO DISPATCHFebruary 1, 2002 (1:26) PC | Mac
Online reporter, Allan Ellard: "The Tsangpo River is in our sights."
TEXT DISPATCHJanuary 30, 2002 click here
We had to dodge several monks who were busy prostrating down the main road on their way to Lhasa
TEXT DISPATCHJanuary 23, 2002 click here
In the distance we cold see the pyramid of Everest above the snow-capped peaks... below, our first view of the mighty Yarlung Tsangpo.
Team Triumphs on Tsangpo click here