Follow adventurer Chris Hayward as he attempts the first full ascent of Australia's longest river, the Murray River. Kayaking 2,220km from it's mouth in the Southern Ocean before hiking 350km to its source and then the summit of Mt. Kosciuszko, Australia's highest peak! Along the way Chris had many amazing encounters including rescuing deadly snakes or hauling wild kangaroos from thick mud. Follow Chris at: www.facebook.com/wanderingadventurer www.chrishayward.com.au Proudly supported by: Paddy Pallin www.paddypallin.com.au Camera Paradise www.cameraparadise.com Discover Murray River www.murrayriver.com.au Wilderness Systems www.wildernesssystems.com Skee Kayak Centre www.skeekayakcentre.com.au
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Handling a juvenile Red Bellied Black Snake. These little guys always get my heart going, no matter how many times I have done it. CAUTION!! One of the most dangerous things in snake handling is picking up juvenile snakes and adders, do not attempt this at home! To follow the expedition, check out: facebook.com/wanderingadventurer
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After just 2 months on the river I am now halfway (in distance) through my Sea to Source to Summit expedition attempting the first ever full ascent of the Murray River. This is just a short summary of some of the things that have happened so far. To follow the expedition check out: www.facebook.com/wanderingadventurer
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The unfortunate moment when a 8ft python decides to let loose on your hand when your trying to film a documentry! To my relief, upon release I found out that it was only gas but it still was a foul stench! Note: Victorian Carpet Pythons are a protected species and must be released. Although python are non venomous they can still inflict a painful bite and wound, handling is not advised.
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A compilation of all the near misses from the snakes I have filmed with during the Sea to Source to Summit expedition. Please note that I am a trained snake handler and although the snake appears to have come close, I was in control at all times and not in severe danger. This video is to demonstrate that snakes are only a danger when not left alone.
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At the beginning of the expedition I had a lack of skill and knowledge which led to a fear of fast flowing water, high winds and waves through 5 bad capsizes in freezing waters. After 2,100km of kayaking in a vast array of conditions I gained much more experience, skill and knowledge and noticed that all fears had been eradicated and in its place enjoyment and a sense of adventure had settled in when presented with harsh conditions while a certain respect was still present and maintained.
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With poor training and no experience, coupled with one of the longest kayaks in its class with poor maneurerability, it made navigating the narrow, fast moving waters of the upper Murray incredibly difficult resulting in 5 capsizes into ice cold water in the first 2 days.
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