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"Steve Backshall’s Extreme River Challenge" on BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

Photo Credit: BBC Earth

The remote Indonesian province of Papua is home to the Baliem River, a wild waterway of epic rapids. No-one has ever dared navigate the full length of the river. Until now. In a world first, Steve Backshall takes on the toughest challenge of his career: a complete de-scent of the Baliem. Along the journey, Steve infiltrates a notorious cannibal tribe, attempts to trap one of the world’s biggest saltwater crocodiles, and searches for the beautiful and elusive birds-of-paradise. This is extreme nature – an adrenalised adventure where anything could happen.

BBC Earth is on Starhub Channel 407.

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