Saturday, May 29, 2010
Tallest waterfall kayaked by a women - Christie
Glissmeyer sets world record
Eagle Creek, Oregon. USA -- Christie Glissmeyer,
31, of Hood River, Oregon, a student and part-time bar worker,
who is part of Femme 45, a ladies' kayaking adventure
team, plummeted 82 feet off Metlako Falls at Eagle Creek,
Oregon - setting the new world record for the Tallest
waterfall kayaked by a women.
Photo: Christie Glissmeyer plunges down
the 82 foot high Metlako Falls, setting the new world record
for the Tallest
waterfall kayaked by a women. Photo: Erik Boomer
Speaking of her new world record, she said:
"It was about double the size of any waterfall I had previously
"The horizon line was very intimidating and it
looked like the river was dropping off the face of the earth.
It took a lot of concentration to keep my nerves under control
so that I wouldn't make a mistake.
"But halfway down I was enveloped by the veil
of water around me and the landing was surprisingly soft.
It was a very exciting day."
The incredible feat added to Christie's
already impressive repertoire of extreme sports trophies collected
around the world.
In 2009 and 2008 she was undefeated in
the Western Whitewater Championship racing series, Western
In 2008 she was Women's Champion of the
Himalayan Whitewater Festival in Nepal, and in 2007 she scooped
first place in the Teva Extreme Games, Italy.
Brave kayakers Christie Glissmeyer,
31, (a student), Kate Wagner, 29, (a mental health
therapist) and Melissa DeCarlo, 30, (a certified public
accountant ) take life to the limit with their daring antics
down some of America's fastest and most dangerous rivers.
Together they form ladies' adventure team
Femme 45 and recruit other daredevil women who want
more excitement from their lives.
The group's name comes from the signature
45-second video clips they shoot to document and share their
All three of the girls are actively involved
with volunteering at some of the camps. Christie is volunteering
as a safety boater, Kate is volunteering as a photographer,
and Melissa is volunteering as a camp counsellor.
previous Guinness world record for the tallest
waterfall kayaked by a women was 78-foot, set by Shannon
Carroll in 1998.
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Related world records:
waterfall kayak plunge-world record set by Tyler Bradt
jump above water - world record set by Robbie Maddison
waterfall dive - world record set by Di Huanran
underwater swim-world record set by Dave Mullins
Saturday, May 29, 2010