March 2007 - ROAM

Month: March 2007

Wildwater, desert dreams and the Canadian inferiority complex

The Chilko-Chilcotin-Fraser river corridor is one of North America’s best-kept secrets - and not for good reason. The Chilko River features the longest stretch of commercially operated whitewater in the North America. In fact, only the Futaleufu in South America and the Klinaklini (the Chilko’s nearby cousin) in British Columbia can rival it for continuous excitement.The Chilcotin offers a relaxed pace while it wends its way through the Chilcotin grasslands…

The World’s Best River trip remains in the shadows…

This is a great title for this entry since the Klinaklini River cuts through the heart of the Coast Mountain ranges and wraps itself around BC’s highest mountain – Mt. Waddington. Measured at more than 13,000 feet, the vertical relief from sea level to peak is extremely dramatic. Since ROAM completed a first descent of the river in 1997 and a year later pioneering commercial expeditions, the Klinaklini River remains…