Next broadcast Jul 13, 11:05
Charlie Head will attempt the first ever stand-up paddle boarding of the main water source of the Amazon, the Rio Marañón in Peru. It’s never been attempted before and will be the most arduous and longest SUP journey ever made.
Two months of using just his physical and mental strength, Charlie will overcome extreme terrain, trek around impassable river rock falls, survive freezing waters, high altitude, swarms of insects and suspicious local tribes.
However, all the hardships will be worth it if he can help shine some light on one of the planet’s most endangered environments and educates us on conservation as over 20 new dams are planned to be constructed on the river's free-flowing stretches. This could have, according to scientists, drastic consequences on the Amazon basin forever.
If Charlie does not embark on this adventure now, he may never be able to do so. Find out more with Nautical Channel.