Kayak Borneo is a innovative rolling expedition to explore the rivers of the world's oldest rainforest in Borneo. With a wealth of experience, on some of the hardest and most remote white water on the planet, the team will have an opportunity to get a unique view of one of the world’s few remaining true wildernesses.
Whilst there the team hope to complete a number of first descents with their sights firmly set on some of the most remote and challenging multi day rivers and exciting waterfalls.
The rainforest in Borneo has undergone significant deforestation due to heavy logging for the Malaysian plywood industry and forest fires started in order to clear the forest to provide farmland. Whilst in Borneo the team hopes help combat the loss of this great wilderness by collaborating with award winning charity, Heart of Borneo, and further their goal of conserving the rainforests of Borneo through Exploration, Research, Education and Empowerment.
The Rolling Expedition
One of the unique aspects of this expedition is its "rolling" nature. Being both large and unexplored, we are certain that Borneo has plenty to offer us and the rolling expedition is our novel way to capitalise on this. At any one point in time there will be 4 members of the team in Borneo, exploring and kayaking. When the inevitable happens and it's time for a member of the team to return home for work/study, another team member will replace them. In this way the team will be able to pass on contacts, knowledge, maps and equipment and the expedition can continue through the rainy and less rainy seasons allowing exploration of larger and smaller rivers. To the teams knowledge, this is a unique approach to an expedition which has never been used before.