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Video: Nobody’s River – Kayakers Share Internal, External Struggles of Amur Adventure

The journey planned is rarely the journey taken. The Nobody’s River expedition team had no idea how true this would be as they prepared to leave for a two-month expedition in Mongolia and Russia. Today, the team released the trailer to their film that documents their journey along the Amur River, one of the few remaining free-flowing…

Nobody’s River Kayakers Win Spirit of Adventure Award at 5Point Film Festival

Nobody’s River was supported by a National Geographic Young Explorers Grant. Read expedition dispatches. In Nobody’s River, four women journey down one of the last free-flowing rivers of the world and discover raw beauty, industrial wastelands, devastating loss, and unbridled joy. But it’s so much more than that, and perhaps the most valuable piece of…

Nobody’s River: Transitioning to Russia’s Amur River

Editor’s Note: On April 7, the Nobody’s River team began a very different kind of journey. Becca Dennis’ longtime partner,  Zach Orman, was in a terrible paragliding accident. He passed away a few hours later at the age of 28. After a month in Mongolia, Becca realized her own journey had changed once again. While the…

Nobody’s River: Adventures in Hospitality, Navigation, Milk Moonshine

Nobody’s River is a an all-women expedition on one of the world’s greatest and least known free-flowing rivers, the Amur.  The goal of the two-month, 4,400-kilometer project is to travel, document, and collect data on this incredible river from its remote Mongolian headwaters near the birthplace of Genghis Khan, across the vastness of the Russian Far…

Nobody’s River: What to Pack for a 4,400-km Kayaking Expedition in Siberia

Nobody’s River is an all-women expedition on one of the world’s greatest and least known free-flowing rivers, the Amur.  The goal of the two-month, 4,400-kilometer project is to travel, document, and collect data on this incredible river from its remote Mongolian headwaters near the birthplace of Genghis Khan, across the vastness of the Russian Far…

Four Women Kayakers Prepare for “Nobody’s River” Source-to-Sea Expedition

“The Amur River is a vivid reminder of the rich biodiversity an untamed river can support. We are excited to support this brave team of Young Explorers grantees in exploring this important ecosystem, in true National Geographic fashion.” —Rebecca Martin, Executive Director of National Geographic’s Expeditions Council In May, four women will embark on a…

Video: How to Make a Great Adventure Film—When You Weren’t There

Tips From Nobody’s River Director Skip Armstrong The Nobody’s River expedition was supported by a National Geographic Young Explorers grant.  Knowing and working with a handful of filmmakers, I’ve seen my fair share of the “real life” behind the finished product and much of it comes down to the editing room—or cave, as many of…

5Point Film Festival Award Winners Celebrate the Human Spirit

The seventh annual 5Point Film Festival concluded Sunday evening to the roaring applause of an exuberant audience. Prizes went to filmmakers in six categories to honor remarkable stories that encourage viewers not to just watch but participate. The Spirit of Adventure award recognizes those who go well outside their comfort zone to achieve an audacious goal seemingly out of…