Map adapted from New Millienum's New World Atlas.

First Descents of Rivers in Xinjiang, China

If a segment of a river that has been run is not listed, it does not mean it has not been run - it only means we have not received information on a first descent. If you have information about a first descent that is not listed or if there are errors in the info shown, contact Pete Winn at

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YouTube video about the following expeditions:


Chogir and Shaksgam



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