The Value of Wilderness: First Descent of B.C.’s Bishop River

“The Bishop River in southwest British Columbia is the southern sister to the famed Homathko, a wilderness whitewater classic of southern B.C. From its source at the Bishop Glacier the river drops 4,500 feet over 45 miles to Bute Inlet, five times more gradient than the Homathko, most of it condensed in the first 15 miles through a series of distinct gorges. From satellite and the sky, the course of the river through this recondite swath of glaciated coast range is aesthetically pleasing and full of unknowns.

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