Demon river Apurímac: the first navigation of upper Amazon canyons
"Well-written, first-person account of the author's 1970s kayaking adventure through the Apurimac River gorge, from near its source above 4000 m to the jungle far below. Interspersed are descriptive accounts of the still little known canyon and its indige
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