Congo: the grand inga project

Release Date: 2012/10/02

CONGO chronicles kayak icon Steve Fisher as he and a team of the bravest and most talented paddlers on earth tackle a first descent of the Inga Rapids in the heart of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The Inga Rapids are a deadly stretch of whitewater and the worlds highest volume rapids. The riveting documentary follows Fisher and his elite team as they struggle to navigate the complicated logistical challenges and crooked politics of the DRC, and then the worlds most dangerous whitewater in their historic first descent of a 50-mile section of the Congo River that has claimed the lives of numerous explorers and has been considered unrunable for centuries. For this mission, Fisher handpicked a tough-as-nails team of professional paddlers including Tyler Bradt of Missoula, Montana, Benny Marr of Ottawa, Canada, and Rush Sturges from Forks of Salmon, California. During their epic descent of the Inga Rapids, the team encountered massive breaking waves, deadly whirlpools, and semi truck-sized hydraulics. With a flow of approximately 1.6 million cubic feet of water per second, the Inga Rapids are twice as steep as and 80 times the volume than those found on the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. FREE BONUS copy of Halo included .

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