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Matador Ambassador Henry Munter paddles a few of the remote rivers of northern India before moving downstream to the headwaters of the Ganges.

THIS OCTOBER, I headed over to the subcontinent to catch up with my wife, Kelly, and her kayaking partner, Lisa, for a month of paddling in Northern India.

Although I missed out on the high alpine river valleys of the Ladakh region, where Kelly and Lisa had spent the previous month, we were able to paddle Himachal Pradesh and Uttarkhand while basing out of Manali and Rishikesh. The rivers took us from the alpine to the jungle with plenty of great rapids and mountain scenery, and it was the perfect trip to get the flavor of whitewater in the Indian Himalaya.

This post was produced in partnership with our friends at Gerber, whose gear is stoking out the Matador Ambassadors.

About The Author

Henry Munter

Henry Munter spends his winters as a heli-ski guide in the for Chugach powder guides based out of Girdwood, Alaska and his summers guiding rafts for Nova Alaska River Runners. During the Spring and Fall he chases whitewater around the world with his wife Kelly. Henry is a Epiquest featured athlete and guide. More of his work can be found here.

  • Scott Hartman

    I’ve lived in this world for more than few years, have had my (and several other peoples:) adventures, am (more than) grateful enough to not wear Envy-green too often… but this! I am wearing green today! Thank you for both going and sharing. Safe travels

  • Maria Maddalena Naddeo

    bello il servizio fotografico.

  • Barb Savage

    Here is an article written by my son, Henry, about his travels with his wife, kayaking in India earlier in the Fall….

    • Barb Savage

      Matador is a production of long-time friends in Idaho….

    • Susan Savage


  • Eric Crabtree

    Nice shots Henry!

  • Sue Ris Schongalla

    Awesome photos Henry. Who’d have thought when I was back at Emma Willard w/ your mother, that we’d have sons who do so much and go so far to do it. (Malcolm is headed for the Antarctic in one week w/ Natl. Sci. Foundation as a pilot for C-130s).

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