A stunning feast for the senses, and an expedition into new ideas. The filmmakers set out to create a new kind of adventure film. One where image, sound and ideas trump all else. They wanted to communicate the essence of the thing - wild places and whitewater - and put its soul on film. A tall order. After thousands of hours of effort around the world and in our studio, they have achieved much of the goal. Borrowing Hollywood film tools and techniques, including RED digital cinema cameras and world class post production techniques, WildWater brings not only new perspectives, but new images to kayaking and the world of adventure cinema.
Flowing through savanna, thick swamps and dense tropical rainforest, the Congo River has never been descended from source to sea from the true source in North Eastern Zambia. Due to endemic corruption, political instability and years of war, not to mention the crocodiles, hippos, waterfalls and huge white water, the area is a world away from our 'western society' and visited by only the most adventurous.
Book of Legends
In 1975 a Russian explorer Igor Bazilevski and his team of ten men tried to make the first decent of the gorge on the lower Bashkaus River in the Altai Mountains in Southern Siberia. In the early stages of the gorge, the team struck tragedy when six out of ten were swept away to their death by the powerful river. The next year the four survivors retuned to the gorge to place a memorial plate, as well as a book at the point in which they lost their lives. In this book the names and the story of the tragic but heroic explorers was left to be seen only by those that have the courage to take on and conquer the mighty lower Bashkaus. After every decent the names of those that survive and the stories of their decent are logged into the Book of Legends.
On the 17th July 2010 an international team of whitewater kayakers headed to the Altai Mountains in search of kayaking the hardest rivers that Altai has to offer and to test them selves against the mighty Lower Bashkaus, in the hope to add their names to the Book of Legends.
Tickets can be purchased at Spirit West, 1210 11th Ave. S.W., or by phone 403-263-1381 or in person at Mountain Equipment Co-op.