Synopses & Reviews
A grand expeditionan elite kayaking teams heroic conquest of the worlds last untraveled river
The Tsangpo Gorge in southeastern Tibet, sacred to the Buddhists and the inspiration for Shangri La, has lured explorers and adventurers since its discovery. As a river-running challenge, it is more difficult than any stretch of white water ever attempted. The finest expedition paddlers on earth have tried. Several have died. All have failed. Until now.
In January 2002 a team of seven kayakers launched a meticulously planned assault of the gorge. Accompanying them was author Peter Heller, a world-class kayaker in his own right. Filled with history, white-knuckle drama, and mutiny in one of the worlds most remote locations, Hell or High Water is a grand and riveting epic.
Riveting... Hell or High Water ranks up there with any adventure writing ever written. (The Denver Post) Hell or High Water might be as close as you get to the harrowing experience without getting your feet wet. (Rocky Mountain News)
About the Author
Peter Heller is a contributing editor for Outside Magazine as well as an avid paddler.