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Simon is joined by Dan Snow to talk about Operation Grand Canyon - the attempt to recreate Major John Wesley Powell's 1869 journey into the unknown, navigating the Colorado River.

Simon is joined by Dan Snow to talk about Operation Grand Canyon.
Dan - who among his many talents, is also an expert-rower - leads a crew of eight history and geology experts in an attempt to re-create one of the great epic adventures in history - when in 1869, an intrepid Civil War veteran Major John Wesley Powell and crew set off to for Arizona to achieve what many said was impossible, to navigate the Colorado River and journey into the unknown mysteries of the Grand Canyon.
Dan and his team take on Grand Canyon in all its gritty reality, with original kit, food, and even replicas of the boats used by those 19th century pioneers.

Plus Matt has the sport, Rebecca's on the money, and Sally has all the latest travel updates. There's also a new confession for the collective to mull over.

1 hour, 55 minutes

Last on

Wed 8 Jan 2014 17:05

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    Martha's Harbour

    • The No.1 Acoustic Rock Album (Variou.
    • Polygram Tv.
  • America

    A Horse With No Name

    • America's Greatest Hits - History.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Gary Barlow

    Face To Face (feat. Elton John)

    • (CD Single).
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    Day Tripper

    • The Beatles - 1.
    • Apple.
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  • Black Sabbath


    • Million Sellers Vol.18 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Cher

    I Walk Alone

    • Closer To The Truth.
    • Warner Bros.
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  • Creedence Clearwater Revival

    Proud Mary

    • Chronicle.
    • Fantasy.
    • 3.
  • Dion

    The Wanderer

    • The Wanderers (Original S/Track).
    • Sequel Records.
  • Billy Joel

    Tell Her About It

    • Billy Joel - Greatest Hits Vol.2.
    • CBS.
  • Keane

    Won't Be Broken

    • (CD Single).
    • Island.
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  • Robbie Robertson

    Somewhere Down The Crazy River

    • The Blues Experience (Various).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • James Taylor & Mark Knopfler

    Sailing to Philadelphia

    • (CD Single).
    • Mercury.
  • Amy Winehouse


    • (CD Single).
    • Island.