The Last River: The
Tragic Race for Shangri-la is a breathtaking account of the ill-fated
October 1998 expedition of an American whitewater kayaking team who traveled
deep into the Tsangpo Gorge in Tibet to run the Yarlung Tsangpo, known in
paddling circles as the “Everest of rivers.” For Wick Walker and Tom McEwan,
extreme whitewater pioneers, best friends, and trip leaders, the Tsangpo
adventure was the culmination of a twenty-five-year quest for glory. Yet the
team’s magnificent dreams crumbled when their ace paddler was swept over a
thunderous eight-foot waterfall, never to be seen again.
Here is a fascinating exploration of both the seething big
water and perilous terrain of the legendary Shangri-la, and the men who dared
challenge the furious rapids that raced through this 140-mile-long canyon. The Last River invites us to view the
Himalayas from a totally new perspective—on a historic river so remote that
only the most hardy and romantic souls attempt to unlock its mysteries. Download and start listening now!