Video reveals ‘Most Deadly Whitewater on Earth’

Last October, an elite team of whitewater kayakers led by Steve Fisher ventured to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, intent on rewriting the history books. Their goal: to become the first paddlers to successfully run the Congo River’s Inga Rapids, the largest rapids in the world. This 50-mile section of torrential whitewater has a history of punishing anyone who has attempted to conquer it. The new documentary CONGO: the Grand Inga Project follows these kayakers on and off the river as they attempt the first descent. Here’s a sneak peek at the production.

—Go to the CONGO: the Grand Inga Project site for information on the full 80-minute documentary, to be released this week.

Stephen Regenold

Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.