Kayaking the World’s Largest River
Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode 824 , Segment 1
Episode: Amazon River Adventures
- Jan 13, 2021 7:00 pm
- 40:25 mins
Darcy Gaechter is the first and only woman to kayak the Amazon River from source to sea, about 4,300 miles. Dynamite construction, severe weather, and illegal loggers from the infamous Red Zone posed a great danger. But so did long stretches of flatwater and being stuck with the same two companions for weeks on end. Guest: Darcy Gaechter, author of "Amazon Woman: Facing Fears, Chasing Dreams, and a Quest to Kayak the World’s Largest River from Source to Sea"