Video: Memorial Trip for Juan de Ugarte

Paddlers from around the world gathered to celebrate whitewater paddler de Ugarte on the Apurimac River in Peru

What better way to celebrate the life of a friend than to gather on his home river and spend a day paddling together? That’s exactly what this group of global paddlers did when they took the Apurimac River by storm.

“This movie is about the memorial trip for Juanito de Ugarte on his home river, the Rio Apurimac in Peru,” wrote Simon and Lukas Gegg. “The trip was organized by the family of Juanito with support of several Peruvian rafting companies. I wanna thank everyone who made this trip absolutely amazing, particularly Juanito’s and Italo’s lovely family and friends. You are some of the most like-able persons I’ve ever met.”

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