The River Runner

The story of Scott Lindgren’s 20-year quest to be the first person to paddle the four great rivers that originate from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash is more than a gripping whitewater flick. It is also an intimate chronicle of an emotionally stunted athlete who’s having a breakthrough after a life crisis. As a highly accomplished expedition kayaker and whitewater filmmaker, Lindgren always forbade any sign of emotional vulnerability on the river; he saw it as a weakness that might jeopardize the fortitude needed for extreme waters. It takes a life-changing diagnosis, followed by a dark night of the soul, for him to finally learn how to show up with an open heart.

05/19/2022 7:00 PM

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Meet Scott Lindgren in person, Class of 2021 International Whitewater Hall of Fame (Explorer)!

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Expeditions • Led the first successful descent of the Tsangpo, Tibet (2002) • Numerous first and early descents in California Sierras including the Upper Cherry Creek, Devil’s Postpile on the San Joaquin, Middle Fork of the Kings (1993-1997) and Upper Middle Kaweah • Numerous first descents and early descents around the world including the Thule Bheri, Upper Karnali and Sutlej in Nepal, White Nile Murchison section in Africa, the Salweeen in China, the Rio Camata to the Amazon in Boliva, and most recently the Rhondu Gorge on the Indus in Pakistan Other Scott’s greatest expedition is one of the greatest and largest of all time, the Tsangpo in Tibet. The Tsangpo was an incredible accomplishment considering the size of the water and the history of the gorge. https://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/water-activities/liquid-thunder/ Movie: Into the Tsangpo Gorge. Book by Peter Heller: Hell or High Water:SurvivingTibet’s Tsangpo River

But Scott still had one major paddling goal on his list - to paddle the serious whitewater sections of the 4 cardinal rivers coming off the very sacred Mt. Kailash in Tibet - Karnali, Sutlej, Tsangpo and Indus. In 2017 he completed that quest running the Rhondu Gorge on the Indus while waging a battle with a debilitating brain tumor.

Other Filmmaking Accomplishments: • Emmy for outstanding cinematography in an outdoor television show (1997) • Produced numerous kayak videos including Good to the Last Drop; Liquid Lifestyle; Liquid Lifestyle 2:Thirst; Liquid Lifestyle 3: Spawning Grounds; Aerated; and Burning Time

Scott is one of the most significant explorers of global rivers of his generation: he pushed the envelope to open possibilities for the next generations.

The story of Scott Lindgren’s 20-year quest to be the first person to paddle the four great rivers that originate from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash is more than a gripping whitewater flick. It is also an intimate chronicle of an emotionally stunted athlete who’s having a breakthrough after a life crisis. As a highly accomplished expedition kayaker and whitewater filmmaker, Lindgren always forbade any sign of emotional vulnerability on the river; he saw it as a weakness that might jeopardize the fortitude needed for extreme waters. It takes a life-changing diagnosis, followed by a dark night of the soul, for him to finally learn how to show up with an open heart.

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The story of Scott Lindgren’s 20-year quest to be the first person to paddle the four great rivers that originate from Tibet’s sacred Mount Kailash is more than a gripping whitewater flick. It is also an intimate chronicle of an emotionally stunted athlete who’s having a breakthrough after a life crisis. As a highly accomplished expedition kayaker and whitewater filmmaker, Lindgren always forbade any sign of emotional vulnerability on the river; he saw it as a weakness that might jeopardize the fortitude needed for extreme waters. It takes a life-changing diagnosis, followed by a dark night of the soul, for him to finally learn how to show up with an open heart.