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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).

Nouria Newman has carved out a reputation as one of kayaking's most fearless paddlers, however, the former world champion needed to dig deep on a Chilean wilderness trip alongside expedition kayakers Stookesberry and Eric Boomer. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
Nouria Newman has carved out a reputation as one of kayaking's most fearless paddlers, however, the former world champion needed to dig deep on a Chilean wilderness trip alongside expedition kayakers Stookesberry and Eric Boomer. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
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. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
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. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
The 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. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
The 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. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
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). (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
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). (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
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. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
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. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
Ben Stookesberry is seen seal launching into Ano Nuevo Canyon in Patagonia, Chile on March 1, 2019. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
Ben Stookesberry is seen seal launching into Ano Nuevo Canyon in Patagonia, Chile on March 1, 2019. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
Nouria Newman is seen scouting a huge rapid at the end of the Ano Nuevo river in Patagonia, Chile on March 3, 2019. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
Nouria Newman is seen scouting a huge rapid at the end of the Ano Nuevo river in Patagonia, Chile on March 3, 2019. (Reuters/ Erik Boomer / Red Bull Content Pool)
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