Put yourself in the Volga River Expedition. Watching this video puts you in the kayak as you approach the Tolyatti Dam. Experience the expedition from the seat of the kayak. Then, watch the following videos and tag along as the team completes the entire portage. (crossing the highway is a little worrisome) You can feel the planning, exhaustion, apprehension, elation, etc. as they tackle each challenge. West said they did not encounter any trouble although it was not easy, buy any means.
Three more dams after this one.