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Photo: kayakers rappel into the monstrous Vatnajökull Glacier with their boats

Creative Kayaking
In 1983 a 12-man team set out to kayak the unkayakable Jökulsá á Fjöllum River in Iceland-128 miles (206 kilometers), source to mouth, beginning with a long rappel into the monstrous Vatnajökull Glacier with their boats. Key to their success: two ultralight aircraft, carried in a rubber raft. When the team hit one impassable falls, they put the planes together and simply flew over the obstacle.

Photograph by Robert Grégoire and Jean-Luc Chéron


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