Regardless of your opinion on The Fourth Phase as a whole, it's hard to deny that the Japan stuff really stood out. There are plenty of good reasons to visit the Land Of The Rising Sun - so much so that you perhaps don't need a hydro-based narrative - and they're summed up pretty nicely in the title of this episode: Peaks, Pillows & Pow.

The GoPros don't just capture great footage - they allow for genuinely insightful moments with Travis Rice and his resident jester Mark Landvik. For example, there's the moment when Trav disappears down a hole while on followcam duty, and begins an impromptu lecture about the Japanese terrain. Arigato.