Trouble ahead, danger behind
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Killer ride

Trouble ahead, danger behind
Pasquale Scaturro navigates the Arafame Falls on the upper Blue Nile in Ethiopia.

(All photos by Michel L’Huillier / Orbita Max & MacGillivray Freeman Films) ()
Off the map
Scaturro, far left, and Gordon Brown became skilled in flesh wounds, African tribal diplomacy and crocodile charging techniques. ()
150-foot drop
Brown rappels Tisisat Falls. Farther down is the Grand Canyon of the Nile. ()
No crew
Scaturro running the Western Canyon section of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. His local crew members were too afraid to ride through the biggest of the rapids. Pasquale would run the rapids solo and wait for the crew to walk around them. ()
Little dipper
Scaturro and crew running the Western Canyon section of the Blue Nile in Ethiopia. ()
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