PaddleSUP Mission Amazon
Next broadcast Mar 18, 12:00
Charlie Head will attempt the first ever standup 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. For two months, using just his physical and mental strength, Charlie will have to negotiate extreme terrain, trek around impassable river rock falls, survive freezing water, high altitude, swarms of insects and suspicious local tribes. But the hardships will be worth it if he can help shine some light on one of the planet’s most endangered environments. Over 20 new dams are planned on the river's free-flowing stretches. If they are built, scientists believe that could alter the entire Amazon basin forever. So if Charlie doesn’t do it now, he may never be able to.