Kayakers have a twisted sense of humor. Running massive class V rapids with just a crew of buddies is one thing, but getting dropped in the middle of nowhere in southern Alaska is a whole new level of nuts. They even find plenty of time to chuckle and laugh throughout the madness.
When you strap boats to an Alaskan bush plane, you know you're in for a good time. Screengrab photo.
Filmmakers Coopery Lambla and Tyler Allyn teamed up to capture kayakers Todd Wells, Jay Mahan, Eric Parker, Chris Korbulic, and Jeff Shelton running stout first descents in one of the most remote parts of the world. Their film Frontier of Firsts is hauntingly beautiful, and captures the mindset of these boaters pushing the limits of their sport. There are mosquitoes, swamp camps, makeshift sailboats, and plenty of mind-blowing whitewater kayaking.