Biluti – is the right tributary of Kitoy river in its middle stream, which cuts deep gorges of East Sayan mountain system(Siberia, Russia) with the help of amazingly clean water. The section on the Biluti river which is interesting for kayaking is around 8 km; this distance is divided to two canyons and has huge amount of waterfalls and different drops that could be 1-12 m high.
If I would say that I like this river, I would say nothing, I am definitely in love with this amazing «phenomenon» that has been created by nature thousands years ago. It was my 5th visit on this river during last 4 years and I want to go back there again and again. I am travelling a lot all around the world and I have never seen something similar to this place. Only here you could see the combination of roughness, the uniqueness of the sceneries, color of the water and the color of rock, the amount of fish in the river, mushrooms and berries and just huge amount of «FUN» that you are getting from the kayaking here. I have been here many times and each and every of them is unique. I know for sure, that next year I will go to Biluti again. There are not so many places as this one and they do remain in our hearts and souls forever, taking some part of our internal world. This part is inside us, it is alive...
Tomass Marnics tomassmarnics.com/kayaking-in-siberia/
For the past 14 years, Club Náutico Escualo, (Escualo = Shark) a youth kayak club in the remote Patagonian town of Cochrane, Chile has taught kids between the ages of 4 and 18 to kayak on the emerald waters of the nearby Baker River. In the process, the club has fostered integrity, community, and love for the environment. Now the Baker is threatened by the construction of two mega dams that would destroy the river and one of the last great wildernesses on earth, while forever altering the town of Cochrane and the lives of the Escualos.
More info: Check out RiosToRivers.org, a non-profit exchange program created as a result of this film. In August of 2013 members of the Los Escualos kayak club will run the Grand Canyon, work with river ecologists and learn first hand what dams do to rivers.