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Wednesday, October 18, 2006

Parlung Tsangpo

Put in elevation, 14354 ft

The full catchment of the Parlung Tsangpo has for the last five days been our focus. Whilst parts of this vast catchment have been paddled, it contains days and days of tasty big volume whitewater and as yet un-run sections. A gorge twenty five kilometres in length has seen no action and should we feel up to it we intend on making a descent this week. One added beauty that can be associated with the Parlung is in the fact thats its all roadside! This factor whilst removing the wilderness feel and most certainly the our level of committment to never seen before gorges does enable us to travel light, paddle with more manuverable kayaks which are not stern heavy, portaging is made easier and making lines and navigating downstream can be approached with a greater confidence.

Photo - Fresh snow on the hills and feeling short of breath, our journey began high at the rivers source. Begining with technical moves and a creeky like feel, the flow of the Parlung was low. We are here in the prime time of the year for this river, its levels look manageable.

First move of the day. Rocks like cheese graters, silty water camoflaged the submerged boulders.
JJ getting warmed up.


Last stroke right side but im going left. Clean drop day one, we predict it will take twelve days to complete our descent.

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