Laura Bingham lead a world-first expedition to navigate the Essquibo river in South America from source to sea in 2018. 

From its remote jungle source in the Acarai Mountains on Guyana’s southern border with Brazil, the Essequibo River flows north through rainforest until it meets the Atlantic Ocean. 

Read more in the Sunday Times feature (22 April 2018)

Still only in her mid-twenties, Laura led a team of two other women, Ness Knight and Pip Stewart, through tough terrain to find the source on foot and then paddled down the river negotiating rapids and waterfalls through stunning jungle with rich biodiversity regularly spotting caiman, jaguars and various species of monkey along the way.