Nature

Tsangpo Dispatch—February 27, 2002

Via satellite phone the team reports that scouting the river upstream of the village of Luku is proving extremely challenging as a monstrous flood two years ago scoured the walls of this...

Tsangpo Dispatch—February 21, 2002

We have finally made the climb out from the upper gorge—but instead of reaching Payi and heading to the Po Tsangpo confluence, we have descended to the village of Gobden and Luku. This is...

Into the Tsangpo Gorge

Liquid ThunderThe complete Outside feature story on the historic first descent of Tibet's...

The Team

Close to a hundred people will join forces on the ground and water to make the descent of the Tsangpo possible. Expedition members will represent seven countries, and hail from as far away as...

Liquid Thunder

It was so quiet. The only sound was the wind, rippling and snapping the prayer flags that ran down the riverbank, freezing the paddlers' hands as they zipped into drysuits. It came...

The River

On February 4, a team comprising explorers and kayakers from seven nations began a planned two-month-long expedition through the Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet. Their goal is to chart some...

The Plan

How exactly do you go about getting 80 people, 14 boats, and several thousand pounds of equipment from one end of the deepest river canyon in the world to the other? You view it like a king...

Dry Run on the River of Sorrows

Wind gusts swept over the government-regulation picnic tables and, from inside a distant outhouse, something rattled. A sign optimistically announcing "Rules for River Runners" flexed in the...

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