2014 – Explorers Web – Volga River
West Hansen and Jeff Wueste paddling the Volga River
Two men from Austin, Texas, West Hansen and Jeff Wueste, are paddling the Volga River, Europe’s longest river, from its source in the Valdai Hills of Russia to the Caspian Sea, a distance of 2300 miles (3700 km). According to them, they are the first to do so. They started April 13 and plan to take approximately 50 days to complete the journey.