Monday, January 29, 2018 11:33 AM

CHATTANOOGA HIKING CLUB HOSTING FREE EVENT - WTVC

Ben Friberg and his wife Kim in New Guinea exploring the Sepik River. (Photo: Contributed)

The Chattanooga Hiking Club will be hosting a free event in the Tennessee Aquarium IMAX Theater on Monday, February 5, at 6:30pm.

Ben Friberg, founder of Chattajack[1], will deliver a presentation about his adventures in Papua New Guinea while exploring the Sepik River.

Ben and his wife Kim headed to New Guinea with intentions of exploring the Sepik River as far upstream as circumstances would allow. The Sepik River is the longest river on the island of New Guinea at just under 700 miles. (Compared to the 652-mile length of the Tennessee River.)

Papua New Guinea is one of the most remote and culturally diverse destinations in the world. More than 800 languages are spoken there, 200 along the Sepik River alone. Hunter gatherer societies still exist, and many aspects of life still connect to the Stone Age. Friberg will discuss how he and Kim explored the lesser known Upper Sepik region via dugout canoe.

No pre-registration is required for this free event.

About Ben Friberg

Ben grew up in Chattanooga and started exploring all of the areas rivers ...

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