Down the Mighty River with Steve BackshallHD
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The remote Indonesian province of Papua is home to the Baliem River, a wild waterway of epic rapids. No-one has ever dared navigate the full length of the river. Until now. In a world first, Steve Backshall takes on the toughest challenge of his career: a complete descent of the Baliem. Along the journey, Steve infiltrates a notorious cannibal tribe, attempts to trap one of the world’s biggest saltwater crocodiles, and searches for the beautiful and elusive birds-of-paradise. This is extreme nature – an adrenalised adventure where anything could happen.
|1||HDVideoEpisode 1||In this first episode, Steve starts his journey at Lake Habema, the body of water where the Baliem River begins its life. Embarking on a perilous expedition, Steve encounters some of the most extreme white water rapids seen anywhere on the planet. Exploring the land alongside the river, Steve uncovers spectacular caves that have never been explored before. He also encounters some of the animals that are unique to this part of the island.||58:39||$3.49||View in iTunes|
|2||HDVideoEpisode 2||In this second episode, Steve and his crew kayak Baliem's lower gorge - one of the most extreme stretches of white water on the planet. With jagged rock walls looming overhead and crashing currents bearing down on the kayaks, the risk of capsizing is constant. Battling wild weather and dense jungle, Steve's explorations of the surrounding valley prove equally as challenging. Steve encounters large spiders, fierce wasp nests, and a local tribe who have little contact with the outside world.||59:01||$3.49||View in iTunes|