Friday, July 31, 2009
Highest waterfall kayak plunge-world record set by
Palouse Falls, Washington, USA -- Tyler Bradt,
22, paddled over 186 ft. tall Palouse Falls-setting the new
world record for the Highest
waterfall kayak plunge.
Photo: It took him a grand
total of 3.7 seconds to plummet 186 feet, and he reached at
least 100 miles an hour in the midst of his gigantic fall.
He bested the previous world record by 59 feet.(enlarge
The only injury the 22-year-old suffered
was a sprained wrist and a broken paddle as he fell for four
seconds over Palouse Falls before reaching the bottom.
Tyler visually ran the waterfall countless
times before climbing into his kayak. His support and safety
team looked on and waited.
Afterwards, he said: "I have been passionate
about running waterfalls for a while now. I had come to a
good understanding of what I believe I am capable of and what
is possible. Palouse was a calculated decision to reach further
into the unknown and make a dream a reality."
Photo:It took him only 4 seconds
to complete the fall and after some anxious moments, emerged
safely in his kayak. As he emerged from the fierce spray carrying
half a paddle, broken in the violent descent, he held his
hands aloft, amazed and unscathed. (enlarge
Bradt had previously set a record in 2007
when he took a kayak over the 107-ft Alexandra Falls in Canada,
but his feat was surpassed by a Brazilian rival went down
127-ft Salto Bello falls in Brazil.
High-res footage of this descent will be featured
in the upcoming film "Dream Result", produced by Tyler Bradt
and Rush Sturges. Check their websites at Rev-Inn.com
for more images and video.
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July 31, 2009