In pictures: A look at the crazy rapids located in Chile’s Patagonia
Updated : 2019-09-17 14:40:57
Former world champion Newman travelled to Chile earlier this year with accomplished American expedition kayakers Stookesberry and Eric Boomer for one of her trips. Chilean Patagonia boasts countless wild rivers that have yet to be kayaked with fierce and swift-changing weather systems making for even more uncertain passage down the rapids. For over two months the team kayaked nine rivers, garnering four first descents and the second human-powered descent of the Pasqua - one of Patagonia's largest rivers.
The team's main goal was to complete the triple crown of Patagonian kayaking – the Baker, the Bravo and the Pasqua, which had been attempted in 2017 by a team led Evan Garcia.They also added the challenging Ano Nuevo, carrying boats weighing up to 100lbs (45kg) with gear in up and down gruelling terrain to scout rivers for over 100 miles (160km).