Trip Jennings dropping a big waterfall in Papua New Guinea. © Matt Fields–Johnson
Earlier this year NRS team members, Kyle Dickman, Trip Jennings, and Andy Maser traveled to Papua New Guinea to explore one of the most pristine river systems on planet earth. As part of their ongoing Rivers In Demand/ Epicocity Project, the team uses exploratory kayaking to bring attention to rivers that are threatened and endangered due to development, pollution, damming and other external factors.
Kyle and crew made the first descent of the mighty East Pandi River and Kyle penned a story titled “Descent into Madness” for Wend Magazine about the journey, which ran in the July 2008 issue. If you missed it, they’ve also recorded a podcast of the same story, which tells of the team's near death adventure in one of the most remote river systems in the world.
NRS and Wend have partnered to bring you a free reading of Kyle's story in podcast format. Listen to Descent into Madness Podcast.
For more of Epicocity’s work, take a look at these DVDs:
Mission: Epicocity – great video footage of paddling in the US, Canada, Africa and South America. Winner of National Geographic’s Best Online Adventure Flick Competition.
Amplify – professional instruction on how to do freestyle playboat moves, from the basic to the advanced.