The Yenisey River is born in the heart of Mongolia and flows north, through Siberia, and on to the Arctic Ocean. It is the fifth longest river on the planet, and at the arrival of the new millennium no one had ever navigated its entirety.
Colin, along with three team members endeavoured to be the first to run the Yenisey. The 5,500 km river is frozen for more than half the year, so the small team had only a five month window to accomplish this feat. They travelled through the remotest regions of Mongolia, rebuilt a traditional rowing boat, and met fascinating people. They experienced numerous challenges and for Colin one of the most difficult experiences was when he became separated from the team in remotest Mongolia. He had no shirt no shoes, no wallet, no passport, and it would be 12 days before he would see his companions again. Finally they reach the terminus of the Yenisey River, where it’s waters flow into the Arctic Ocean, and became the first team to navigate this mighty river.