The story of Blue Peter presenter Helen Skelton’s incredible record-breakingadventure, kayaking solo down the mighty River Amazon in aid of Sport Relief, is told over the course of two programmes.
In one of the toughest challenges ever undertaken by a Blue Peter presenter, Helen’s epic journey was conducted at a gruelling pace, paddling up to 14 hours a day to complete her target of kayaking 2,010 miles in six weeks, with only one rest day a week. This first programme follows her as she begins her training with Expedition Medicine, arriving in Peru for the start of her odyssey. She visits Proceso Social, a project which uses Sport Relief cash to reduce child labour and increase access to education among semi-urban child migrants in Peru. Helen then begins her first week on the water.