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The Last River - The Tragic Race for Shangri-la

Todd Balf

The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a breathtaking account of the ill-fated October 1998 expedition of an American whitewater kayaking team who traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the "Everest of rivers." For Wick Walker and Tom McEwan, extreme whitewater pioneers, best friends, and trip leaders, the Tsangpo adventure was the culmination of a twenty-five-year quest for glory. Yet the team's magnificent dreams crumbled when their ace paddler was swept over a thunderous eight-foot waterfall, never to be seen again. Here is a fascinating exploration of both the seething big water and perilous terrain of the legendary Shangri-la, and the men who dared challenge the furious rapids that raced through this 140-mile-long canyon. The Last River invites us to view the Himalayas from a totally new perspective -- on a historic river so remote that only the most hardy and romantic souls attempt to unlock its mysteries. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a breathtaking account of the ill-fated October 1998 expedition of an American whitewater kayaking team who traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the "Everest of rivers." For Wick Walker and Tom McEwan, extreme whitewater pioneers, best friends, and trip leaders, the Tsangpo adventure was the culmination of a twenty-five-year quest for glory. Yet the team's magnificent dreams crumbled when their ace paddler was swept over a thunderous eight-foot waterfall, never to be seen again. Here is a fascinating exploration of both the seething big water and perilous terrain of the legendary Shangri-la, and the men who dared challenge the furious rapids that raced through this 140-mile-long canyon. The Last River invites us to view the Himalayas from a totally new perspective -- on a historic river so remote that only the most hardy and romantic souls attempt to unlock its mysteries. From the Trade Paperback edition.
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Genres:

Travel

Description:

The Last River: The Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a breathtaking account of the ill-fated October 1998 expedition of an American whitewater kayaking team who traveled deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in paddling circles as the "Everest of rivers." For Wick Walker and Tom McEwan, extreme whitewater pioneers, best friends, and trip leaders, the Tsangpo adventure was the culmination of a twenty-five-year quest for glory. Yet the team's magnificent dreams crumbled when their ace paddler was swept over a thunderous eight-foot waterfall, never to be seen again. Here is a fascinating exploration of both the seething big water and perilous terrain of the legendary Shangri-la, and the men who dared challenge the furious rapids that raced through this 140-mile-long canyon. The Last River invites us to view the Himalayas from a totally new perspective -- on a historic river so remote that only the most hardy and romantic souls attempt to unlock its mysteries. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Dennis Boutsikaris

Length:

5h 45m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

05:18


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

06:15


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

05:40


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

06:16


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

05:43


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

07:00


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

06:08


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

06:01


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:12


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

06:25


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:41


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

02:20


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

06:19


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

06:21


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

07:10


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

04:53


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

06:35


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

06:42


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

06:06


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:59


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

06:34


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:33


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

06:15


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

06:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

07:17


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

06:52


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

05:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

05:57


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

06:49


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:53


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

06:21


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

06:09


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

06:24


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

06:28


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

05:57


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

06:26


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

06:08


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

05:59


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:11


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

05:55


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

06:41


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

07:30


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

05:47


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

06:20


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

07:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

07:31


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

06:39


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

07:09


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

05:53


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

06:27


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:06


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

06:17


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

05:32


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:00