I had a few cuts and bruises from my intimate liaisons with the rocks (as usual) but thanks to the support of Nik at K66 and his ION and Fanatic products and Palm’s protective items most of my skin was spared. Having refined gear made all the difference, being that it was lighter but still strong enough to protect me. Ben got nailed by a scorpion and had a mighty share of battles on the rapids too, but we made it through, with no attacks or black sacks. The only little dramas within the group were stress related.
Eventually the rapids faded out and we were left with big flats of water to the dam. Sadly we were unable to travel the last 30 km stretch, but we had captured on film the vast area of land that will be flooded, burying the river in its natural state. For now, we have recorded a tiny moment of the Blue Nile’s story. Hopefully this the beginning of a new thriving habitat and the beginning of Ethiopia’s exciting future.
The journey doesn’t end yet. We must now reconnect with the schools back home and deliver the dedicated film to accompany the content the kids have learned at school, thanks to the education team that tracked and documented the journey, taking them along with us. And this is our moment to see the kids get excited about these subjects, and a chance for them to laugh at two crazy anchor men.
We shared so many wholesome life experiences, some of which we will save for the film footage we are preparing now, you can see it at