In September, 2009, Last Descents and China River Project advisor Eric Ladd teamed up on a high-water expedition on the Tongtian River in Qinghai Province. See www.yangtzedescent.com.
In March, 2009, China Rivers Project brought a group of Chinese and American researchers to the Great Bend to launch a collaborative, interdisciplinary research project investigating the cumulative impacts of dams on the river.
In April, 2008, China Rivers Project and Last Descents River Expeditions completed an 8-day expedition on the Great Bend of the Yangtze River. The trip included Chinese and American journalists, conservationists, researchers, and guide trainees. The Great Bend of the Yangtze River is threatened by a cascade of eight dams, two of which we passed through during our river trip. Colin Carpenter of International Rivers wrote an excellent blog about this bittersweet journey.
In September, 2007, China Rivers Project and Last Descents River Expeditions completed a first descent of a section of the upper Nu (Salween) River in Tibet. Find out more and see pictures and media from this trip here: Upper Nu River, Tibet, Pemba to Lhorong, September 2007
For more information on first descents and other rafting expeditions in China, see www.shangri-la-river-expeditions.com