Bhutan White Water

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Join Steve Backshall in the foothills of the Himalaya, where he plans to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan, which runs through the country’s steepest gorge. Before his attempt, Steve seeks blessing from a local Buddhist monastery.

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Bhutan – White Water

Join Steve Backshall in the foothills of the Himalaya, where he plans to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan, which runs through the country’s steepest gorge. Before his attempt, Steve seeks blessing from a local Buddhist monastery.

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Bhutan – White Water
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Bhutan – White Water
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Join Steve Backshall in the foothills of the Himalaya, where he plans to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan, which runs
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A Buddhist Tradition
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A Buddhist Tradition
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Steve partakes in a Buddhist tradition and toasts the spirits of the river before beginning his expedition in Bhutan.
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Fighting the Rapids
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Fighting the Rapids
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Fighting some of the most intense rapids yet, the team comes across a large drop during their journey. James Bebbington an
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Kayaking Cameraman
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Kayaking Cameraman
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Expedition cameraman James Covington runs the Chamkachu River and tries to get into all the places that other cameras can’
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Scoping Out the Route
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Scoping Out the Route
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Steve is joined by whitewater kayakers Darren Clarkson-King, Sal Montgomery, James Bebbington and Chencho Drukpa, to help
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Episode 6 Preview | Bhutan – White Water
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Episode 6 Preview | Bhutan – White Water
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Join Steve Backshall in the foothills of the Himalaya, where he plans to kayak the last unrun river in Bhutan, which runs
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Digital Extra

How an Adventure Kayaker Explores New Places

Adventure kayaker Sal Montgomery is tasked with checking out the conditions of the river.
How an Adventure Kayaker Explores New Places

Behind the Scenes: the White Water Expedition

Steve Backshall overlooking the river rapids.
Steve in front of the rapids. | Credit: Graham MacFarlane/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve and Aldo dressed in traditional clothes.
Steve and Aldo dressed in traditional clothes. | Credit: Graham MacFarlane/True to Nature Ltd.
Chamkar Chuu surrounding landscape
Chamkar Chuu landscape | Credit: Graham MacFarlane/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve Backshall kayaking through a rapid on a river.
Steve kayaking through rapids. | Credit: James Bebbington/True to Nature Ltd.
Aldo, Steve and Sal dressed in traditional clothes from Bhutan.
Aldo, Steve and Sal dressed in traditional clothes. | Credit: Graham MacFarlane/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve Backshall looking at a statue of Buddha.
Steve looking up at Buddha Dordenma. | Credit: James Bebbington/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve Backshall and Aldo Kane sitting in the back of a pickup truck.
Steve and Aldo on the back of pickup truck. | Credit: Graham MacFarlane/True to Nature Ltd.
Steve Backshall and Sal Montgomery overlooking a river.
Steve and Sal on the river. | Credit: Graham MacFarlane/True to Nature Ltd.