“In 1981, Rob Lesser led a team of kayakers with primitive equipment down the then unknown Grand Canyon Of The Stikine, a remote, impossibly violent Class 5+ section of river in a deep black gorge that today remains the global test-piece for the world’s best.
For the next 20 years, fewer than 30 people repeated his feat. In between other first descents on rivers around the world, Rob returned to the Stikine 5 times, most recently at age 53, joining a team half his age. In the last 30 years, 300 people climbed K2, perhaps the hardest climb in the world. As of 2006, less than 100 had run the Stikine.
Now, in 2011, at age 65, Rob is returning with his heirs to the river that shaped so much of his life. This is a story about a quiet hero, in a deafening place of almost incomprehensible power. It is an exploration of essential human questions about purpose, perspective, will and mortality against the backdrop of one of the most powerful, yet little known, places in the world.”
Watch both of the trailers after the jump. Man alive.