In October 2016, a team of 8 kayakers from the UK headed in to complete the first full descent of the Umngi river in Meghalaya. The team consisted of Callum Strong, Joe Rea-Dickens, Will Chick, Rowan James, Sam Dixon, Chris Griffiths, Gus Milton and myself. The trip was an emotional rollercoaster for me, but I had great support from everyone on the river. It was incredibly beautiful and we finished the river with a great sense of achievement. Unfortunately, this elation was short lived. I debated whether or not to make this video, but I wanted to show a more positive view to a river which has caused so much pain.