Rivers of an Unknown Land by Vladimir Gavrilov

by Zachary Collier

Rivers of an Unknown Land by Vladimir GavrilovMy good friend Vladimir Gavrilov wrote this book about the whitewater rivers of the former Soviet Union. In the 70s and 80s, Vlad led many expeditions throughout his native Russia as well as the Ukraine, Georgia, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Uzbekistan, and Kazakhstan. His book describes the major rivers of these countries in great detail.

This is a book written with boaters in mind. You'll find complete logistics, maps, and detailed descriptions of over 40 different Class IV - VI whitewater rivers, as well as general descriptions of many more. You'll also enjoy the pictures and funny stories from Vlad's travels through these remote regions.

In the summer of 2011, I joined Vlad on a rafting trip in Siberia and I am hooked! It is a huge geographic region with a seemingly unlimited supply of pristine rivers. It is the last frontier for whitewater boaters, and Vlad's book is the key to successfully exploring this region, which makes up 1/6th of the planet's surface area.

The book is available for $23.90 via PayPal.

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Zachary Collier

Owner of Northwest Rafting Company, Zach Collier combines international guiding experience in places like Siberia, Bhutan, and Chile with a natural business acumen for systems and logistics. Whether he’s on big water or in the back office, Zach strives to ensure NWRC offers exceptional whitewater and wilderness experiences for guests and guides alike.

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