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Whitewater Symposium – “Into The Tsangpo Gorge” Film

By Blair Winans

Charlemont, MA,  – On Friday, October 3rd at 7:30 pm Zoar Outdoor, Liquid Logic and Lotus will sponsor Scott Lindgren and his film “Into the Tsangpo Gorge” as part of the 1st Annual Whitewater Symposium.  The film will be shown on big screen at the historic Memorial Hall Theatre in Shelburne Falls, Massachusetts as part of the 2003 Pothole Pictures fall film series.

In the winter of 2002, Scott Lindgren, expedition leader and videographer with six other accomplished kayakers successfully paddled the first descent of the Tsangpo River in Tibet. According to Lindgren, The Tsangpo goes through one of the deepest gorges in the world splitting massive Himalayan peaks towering 25,000 feet. The Tsangpo River has never successfully been paddled until this expedition led by Lindgren, who at age 30 has kayaked an impressive list of big-water rivers in the Himalayas. “From a river journey, the Tsangpo is one of the more formidable challenges”, says Lindgren. The gorge and surrounding peaks are considered a sacred refuge to the Buddhists.

The 2002 Outside Tsangpo Expedition was funded in part by Outside Magazine, Outside Television and GM/Avalanche. The October 3rd showing of the film is sponsored by Zoar Outdoor, Lotus and Liquid Logic. The film is open to the public and tickets can be purchased for $5/person at the door.

The Symposium scheduled for October 3 – 5th on the Deerfield River is hosted by Zoar Outdoor. It seeks to advance the sport of whitewater paddling by bringing together key players from all aspects of the whitewater spectrum including freestyle, river running, racing, rescue and rodeo. It is an opportunity for paddlers to exchange ideas about trends in equipment, instruction and technique.

For more information on the schedule of events, presenter bios or to register on line see To request a brochure and registration form, call Zoar Outdoor at 800-532-7483


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