Praise for Hell Or High Water

"Riveting ... Hell or High Water ranks up there with any adventure writing ever written."
— The Denver Post


"As for you armchair adventurers, Hell or High Water might be as close as you get to the harrowing experience without getting your feet wet."
— Rocky Mountain News


"An offhand remark made to the paddlers early in the journey — that their story could be the kayaking equivalent of Into Thin Air — has come true in the best possible way."
— Publisher's Weekly (starred review)

"With all the backbiting and glory lust, the only task harder than kayaking Tibet's Tsangpo River is writing about it. The deadly gorge thing is tricky, too."
— Entertainment Weekly


"Machismo and derring-do make for good reading, but it's the behind-the-scenes dynamics, these moments of human conflict, that turn a travelogue into a page turner. It's here that Heller establishes a high water mark."
— The Raleigh News & Observer


"In the sprit of Jon Krakauer's bestselling Into Thin Air ... A stunning tale."
— Toronto Sun


"Enthralling ... A wonderful book ... superbly chronicles the saga of a bunch of daring and meticulous kayakers who successfully run the deadly Tsangpo River Gorge, the paddler's equivalent of Mount Everest."
— Library Journal