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9 most dangerous whitewater rapids in the world

The Active Times Logo By Diana Gerstacker of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 10: Most paddlers make their way to Class III and IV rapids and enjoy the thrill without incident, but there are a few extreme thrill seekers who just can’t help but try to take on the most wild, explosive and, ultimately, dangerous rapids.There are many treacherous sections out there, plenty of deadly waters and insanely challenging routes. We’ve highlighted 9 of the most dangerous rapids from around the globe.

The Most Dangerous Whitewater Rapids

Most paddlers make their way to Class III and IV rapids and enjoy the thrill without incident, but there are a few extreme thrill seekers who just can’t help but try to take on the most wild, explosive and, ultimately, dangerous rapids.

There are many treacherous sections out there, plenty of deadly waters and insanely challenging routes. We’ve highlighted 9 of the most dangerous rapids from around the globe.

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