Part two of the Journey to the Stikine and the Sacred Headwaters tells the story of the team's decision to run the notorious Site Zed rapid. Site Zed has only been run a handful of times since the first descent by Ben Marr in 2012. The rapid begins at the same place that BC Hydro planned to build one of two mega-dams on the Stikine that would have flood the entire canyon above. After their portagless descent of the Stikine, the crew returns to learn more about the fight to save the Stikine and Sacred Headwaters from a massive mine that poses extreme environmental risks to the surrounding environment and rivers.

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The Stikine is a world renowned river in the northwest corner of British Columbia. It is known for its big-volume class V whitewater in one of the most committing canyons in the world. Kayakers travel from afar every year to navigate the depths of the Grand Canyon of the Stikine, but few know of the fight to protect its vast watershed from industrial development. From mega-dams, to massive open-pit mines, the Stikine and its sister rivers, the Skeena and the Nass, are under threat. This is the story of paddling the Stikine River, and learning about the fight to protect the Sacred Headwaters, the source of the Stikine, Skeena and Nass Rivers.

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The Rey Del Rio Waterfall Championships was quite possibly the most progressive event that has ever happened in whitewater kayaking. Beyond the epicness of the event though, Rey Del Rio also brought together some of the most talented whitewater kayakers in the world. Get to know these colorful characters in our Quick Flick: Faces of Rey Del Rio.

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The "Battle of the Susitna" explores one of Alaska's premiere whitewater runs, Devil's Canyon of the Susitna. As over 20,000cfs of water rushes through the canyon, huge waves, holes and massive whirlpools form some of the best late summer kayaking in the far north. Explore the Susitna with Todd and Brendan Wells along with Santiago IbaƱez and local Matt Peters from their journey into the Susitna via float plane, to battling the massive rapids of Devil's Canyon. After battling the whitewater, the team learned more about another battle going on over the Susitna, a proposed dam that would be the second tallest constructed in North America. The dam would not only devastate the incredible whitewater and other recreational activities, but have irreversible impacts on local communities and disrupt one of the greatest salmon-bearing rivers in Alaska. Stay tuned for an amazing adventure and learn more about the proposed dam from Rick Leo, the former president of the Susitna River Coalition.

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Follow Brendan Wells down the Green Truss section of the White Salmon River paddling Dagger's Katana, a crossover kayak designed for both recreational paddling and whitewater.



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Check out the sequel to "Cuando en Colombia!"

After spending three weeks paddling various rivers throughout Colombia, a group of international paddlers decided to attempt two un-run rivers in the state of Antioquia. The team focused specifically on the Rio Cauca and the Rio Nechi. Both rivers had their own challenges and difficulties along the way, but in the end the reward was well worth the struggle. Follow along as the team charges down the steep rivers, hides from coca farmers and perseveres through the vicious jungle to complete the first descent of these two wild rivers.

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Follow the boys as they descend through some of Colombia's most magnificent waterways. From the thick jungles of the Samana to the deep gorges of the Caldera the boys find themselves in some of the most wild of conditions and amongst the most spectacular of settings.

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Join us for an epic adventure through thick evergreen forests to two classic Washington waterfalls, Upper Falls on the Lewis River and Hamma Hamma Falls in the Olympic Peninsula. Then follow the team as we drop in for the second descent of Graves Creek.

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Explore two of Washington State's most impressive whitewater rivers: The Little White Salmon River and Robe Canyon of the Stillaguamish River at 8ft.

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