AMAZON RIVER, Peru - In September 2015, UK paddler Charlie Head departed the United Kingdom and headed to Peru, to the primary source of the Amazon River, a glacier that is 4000 meters up in the Andes Mountains. From there, he embarked on an eight week paddle along 1800km of the Amazon to Iquitos, taking in whitewater, equipment catastrophes and one of his trademark animal rescues. The journey was filmed as part of a documentary for Red Bull TV.
Charlie was the first, and likely to be last person to stand up paddle board this immense stretch of water, which is soon to be dammed at great cost to the environment and communities of people that live by it. “I want to use stand up paddle boarding to bring awareness to all of these incredible environments that we’re destroying,” said Charlie.
The documentary is available to watch for FREE on Red Bull TV and it is an incredible story! You can watch the full length version HERE. To learn more about Charlie, his adventures and more, check out his website HERE.
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