Extreme Kayaker
Bhupendra Singh Rana is India’s first Rescue3 International Instructor and one of the most prominent faces in India's extreme kayaking scene. As a child he’d watch kayakers battle the rapids all day long in Haridwar. Inspired by these kayakers from around the world, who made a living off this, he decided to pursue professional kayaking. He organises the Ganga Kayak Festival — an annual International kayak festival that takes place at the holy confluence of rapids at Devprayag, Uttarakhand in February. This is the place where the mighty Ganga (Ganges) forms after the confluence of Bhagirathi and Alaknanda rivers. Bhupendra's company 'Rescue India' is the first water and rope rescue training company (established in 2015) based in Rishikesh, India. You've seen the maverick on our original series Rushes.