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RIVERS EXPLORED BY CANOANDES

Mexico

  • Amacuzac River, Morelos state, 16 July 1979 – the first descent ; section from source to tributary with Mixteco River (distance 50 km)
  • Balsas River, 1979
  • Mixteco River, 1979    the first descent, although the river was run earlier by Mexican boaters (not kayakers)
  • Pescados River, 1979, first descent (a year earlier, a Mexican-US expedition was forced to abandon after one of the members got killed)
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    Rio Pescados. Mexico

    Photo Zbigniew Bzdak © Canoandes '79
     

     

  • Atoyac River, March 1980, - the first descent
  • Moctezuma River. March 1979, class III river flowing through tropical rain forest and desert
  • Santa Maria River, April 1-9, 1979, class IV-V river , flowing through five gorges – the first descent
  • Rio Grande de Santiago, June 1979

USA

  • Marble Canyon, November 1979
  • Wind River, Wyoming, November 1979

Guatemala

  • Aguacapa River, August 23, 1980, (filmed by national TV) – the first descent

Nicaragua

  • Rio Grande de Matagalpa, September 1980 (distance 150 km) – the first descent

Costa Rica

  • Reventazon River, September 14, 1980, class III tropical river
  • Pacuare River, September 1980, class III-V tropical river – today immensely popular.
    The first descent (conducted during high water (class IV-V)).

panama

  • Santa Maria River, October 1980
  • Chirigui River, October 1980 -very technical and difficult river

Ecuador

  • Napo River, 1980
  • Aguarico River, 1980

Peru

  • Marańon River, March 23-25, 1981 during rain season, section from Puente Chaqual to Balzas (200 km)
  • Colca River, May 19 –June 14, 1981- the first descent of the entire Colca Canyon
  • Apurimac River, July 4-6, 1981     high elevation section between Cailloma – Machu Puente
  • Vilcanota River, August 1981, distance 174 km to Ollantatambo

Argentina

  • Gallegos, October 1981