Auburn, California, March 1, 2014 – With the whitewater reality series “Hell & Highwater” coming to popular television network MAVTV, starting March 5, audiences across the country are in for a wild ride as intensity, fear, and tempers will flow as fast and furious as the rivers the students must navigate.
Led by Auburn, Ca., resident, Doug Stanley, who won two Emmy Awards for his work as one of the original producers of the hit show, “Deadliest Catch,” Ridgeline Entertainment continues its masterful storytelling with its latest weekly one-hour reality adventure: Hell & Highwater.
While some may think fire and water don’t mix, this series will prove otherwise as it follows the trials and tribulations of 13 students of The Wilderness Adventures Whitewater Guide School, as they try to navigate America’s most dangerous waterways in their quest to become world-class river guides.
Known for its unique “trial-by-fire” tactics, The Wilderness Adventures Whitewater Guide School is infamous in the industry for its hands-on, on-river methodology. While the instructors adamantly believe it is the best way for potential whitewater guides to learn river running, the extreme conditions both on and off the river will have some students running for the hills.
“Wilderness Adventures is definitely the most hard-core whitewater guide school out there,” explained Roger Lee, one of the lead instructors and co-owner of the guide school. “Some of our 13 students are going to break down. Some of them will quit. Some of them are likely to raise up in arms against us. We don’t care. It’s our philosophy to train guides with a trial-by-fire approach.”
That approach is to take students down parts of rivers where “the force is so great that swimming and rescue is nearly impossible,” according to one state park warning sign. While that may sound excessively cruel and even insane to some, Lee and his fellow instructors know it’s the best way to teach those looking to be expert river guides.
And they have no second thoughts about their philosophy either. “As we take them down these seven wild rivers, we’re going to shove whitewater right down their throats,” added Lee.
This force-feeding style of instruction may be tough for the students to swallow, but audiences across the country will eat it up. After all, as the 13 would-be guides navigate dangerous waters and volatile relationships, the drama will flow as fast and furious as the perilous rivers.
The weekly one-hour show, Hell & Highwater, produced by Emmy Award-winning producer and director of photography, Doug Stanley, airs on MAVTV starting Wednesday, March 5, at 6:00 pm PST (9:00 pm EST). All media inquiries can be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org or (530) 820-3745. For more information regarding MAVTV and to ensure your satellite or cable provider carries this exciting channel, please visit www.mavtv.com. For show images see below.