Outside Magazine’s March 2003 choice of Bio Bio’s Katun River expedition in Russia as one of their “Nomads Have More Fun” best trips for 2003.
“RUNNING THE KATUN RIVER, RUSSIA
If you’re looking for bragging rights to a truly remote river, consider the glacier-fed Katun. This 90-mile stretch of whitewater drains from the southern slopes of the 13,000-foot Altai Range, dropping fast through alpine tundra, 300-foot granite canyons, and continuous sets of Class III-IV pool-drop rapids. After a long river day, your evening entertainment at camp consists of traditional Russian dancing and a steamy riverfront bana (sauna).”