In each episode of First Descent, an international team of extreme kayaking explorers embark on a grand expedition to paddle rivers that have never been navigated before.
If the team can survive the dangers they face, international maritime rules allow the first person to navigate a river, or a particularly difficult section of it, to submit a name to be used on all modern maps in the future. Each expedition and each first run is a poignant chance to add a name to posterity.
Co-producer : Connect 3
Broadcaster : NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC
Director : Guillaume Sylvestre