Rafting in Siberia Movie - A Glorious Way to Die

by Zachary Collier

We're working on a trip to the Kaa-Khem river in Siberia next summer with NWRC friend Vladimir Gavrilov. While researching the trip we found this classic 1994 documentary about Siberian river explorers pushing their limits.

This should give out a sense of the type of adventure and wilderness that can be found in Siberia. Don't worry, the trip we're planning will be on a much easier river with more modern equipment. Our trip leader Vladimir Gavrilov lead expeditions all over Siberia in the 1980s and even wrote a book title Rivers of an Unknown Land about the rivers of the former Soviet Union.

Russian Catamaran on Siberia's Kaa-Khem River

Russian Catamaran on Siberia's Kaa-Khem River

Updated 9/23/2013 Read the trip report from our trip to the Kaa-Khem River.


Zachary Collier

Zach is the owner of Northwest Rafting Company and has led groups throughout the U.S. as well as Siberia, Bhutan, Nepal, Honduras, and Chile. His passion for wilderness shines through how he runs both his trips and his company. He's as confident on the oars as he is on the chess board, while he delivers a truly memorable experience in the most amazing places on the planet.

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