Locked In: First Descent of the Beriman Gorge

  • Year 2016
  • Country Canada
  • Runtime 25 min
  • Director Bryan Smith/Reel Water


Locked In brings us to Papua New Guinea, a country seldom traveled, and into the Beriman Gorge, a river even less traveled. Led by Ben Stookesberry and Chris Korbulic a team of four professional kayakers quest down this daunting river, which features a link-up of gorges so deep and narrow that you can’t see the bottom from a helicopter. What the kayakers encounter are class five rapids, 40-foot waterfalls, slippery bushwhacking, “lethal caves” and one of the most arduous expeditions of their lives. Through rope work, paddle work, team work and sheer determination, they dare to attempt a first descent and plunge into a world of unknowns.


Fri, Oct 14 Friday, Oct 14

Lens of Adventure

Kaufman Auditorium