Locked In: First Descent of the Beriman Gorge

25 mins


Locked In: First Descent of the Beriman Gorge 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 (whose film Kadoma screened at Mountainfilm 2011), 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.

Production Team

David Pearson Bryan Smith

Festival Screenings

Featured in the 2016 Mountainfilm Festival.