WPT Archives: 1970s

Encompass: The Adventurers

Special | 29m 18s

Founder of Para-naut Bill Hasenfuss teaches amateurs how to parachute in Omro, Wisconsin. Even those who fear heights find themselves loving the adrenaline rush after Hasenfuss' training sessions. Dennis Wilcox discusses his and his buddies' massive canoeing trip in the Yukon Territory. The journey included losing gear and food, traversing unknown terrain, and meeting unexpected characters.

Aired: 10/24/79

Rating: NR

Video has closed captioning.

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