Showing posts with label Waterfalls. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Waterfalls. Show all posts

Video: A World Record Kayak Run on the Rio Santo Domingo in Mexico

Want to see a wild and crazy kayak run unlike any other? Check out the video below that features Rafa Ortiz and friends as they make six drops along a stretch of the Rio Santo Domingo river in Mexico, through Class IV and V+ rapids, setting a world record for running the toughest navigable part of that stretch of water. They had one wild ride along the way to say the least, as Ortiz continues to push boundaries in kayak exploration and adventure. Don't try this at home kids.

Video: Ice Climbing Helmcken Falls in Canada

At 140 meters (459 feet) in height, Helmcken Falls is the fourth tallest waterfall in Canada. During the winter, it doesn't freeze solid, but it creates enough of a spray to freeze the cliffs that surround it. In this video, we follow climber Klemen Premrl as he attempts to go up the ice walls along a route known as "Interstellar Spice." Along the way, he'll find out why this is considered one of the toughest mixed routes in the entire world.

Video: Dropping the 115-Foot Puma Falls in Chile

At the age of 19, pro kayaker Aniol Serrasolses became the first person to drop over the 115-foot Puma falls in Chile. The impact of that drop was so strong that it actually ejected him from his boat. Recently, he decided to go back and give it another go, this time looking to paddle a clean line. This video takes us to this extremely difficult and technical waterfall with Aniol as he takes the plunge once again.

Video: Dropping a 60-Foot Waterfall in Mexico

If you're looking for a healthy does of adrenaline to get you week started, GoPro is here to help. This short clip takes us to the Rio Jalacingo in Mexico where kayaker Edward Muggridge drops a 60-foot waterfall called Tomato 2. Thanks to his helmet cam, we get a fist person perspective of the entire event.

Video: Iceland - Land of Fire and Ice

For those of us who can't get enough of Iceland, this video is sure to be a favorite. It takes us back to that country to give us another glimpse of the amazing landscapes that can be found there, including sweeping vistas, snowcapped peaks, rocky coastlines, and crashing waterfalls. And of course, a visit to Iceland wouldn't be complete without some great shots of the Northern Lights too. It's all here. Enjoy.

Iceland - The Land Of Fire And Ice from Rodrigue El Hajj on Vimeo.

Video: Dane Jackson Drops 100-Foot Ozone Falls

File this one under the "don't try this one at home" category. Here we see pro kayaker Dane Jackson take on Ozone Falls, a 100-foot (30 meter) drop located in Tennessee. That would be stressful enough in and of itself, but Dane's dad – legendary kayaker Eric Jackson – looks on while his son takes the plunge. As you can imagine, it wasn't easy for him to watch.

Video: Kayaking through the Wilds of Iceland

Considering the number of videos I've posted from Iceland over the years, it seems pretty clear that it is a fantastic destination for outdoor adventure. In this clip we follow pro kayaker Ben Brown as he travel to that country to explore some of its waterways. Along the way he finds some epic rivers to paddle, including some impressive rapids to run and more than a few waterfalls to drop. It's a beautiful look at a beautiful country, much of it captured from the seat of his kayak.

Video: Slacklining Over Kanangra Falls in Australia

Slacklining a few feet above the ground seems challenging enough, but what about 100 meters up, and over a massive waterfall no less? That's exactly what the team of adventurers in this video did when they made the first slackline crossing over Kanangra Falls in Australia's Blue Mountains. Along the way, they also made a beautiful video that captures not only the landscapes around them exceptionally well, but spirit of their challenge too. Attempting something like this is a bit too far out of my comfort zone, but watching them do it is an amazing sight to behold.

SLACK from The Runaways Production House on Vimeo.

Video: Kayaking Iceland Part 2 - Dropping Aldeyjarfoss Falls

Aldeyjarfoss is the most famous waterfall in all of Iceland, dropping 20 meters (66 feet) into a deep pool below. In this video, we once again join pro kayakers Ben Brown and Anton Immler as they go in search of epic whitewater and major waterfalls in that country, with Ben stepping up to take on this big drop. What it does to his kayak is worth the view alone, but the clip continues on afterward, revealing more of the spectacular landscapes that they discovered on this trip.

Video: Kayaking Iceland Part 2 - The Waterfall of the Gods

We continue our paddling expedition through Iceland with pro kayakers Ben Brown and Anton Immler with this video, which takes us to even more remote and beautiful destinations than part 1. The boys continue their search for epic whitewater and grand waterfalls to drop, and even spend a bit of time speedflying off some Icelandic steppes. Eventually however they reach Goðafoss – aka the Waterfall of the Gods. At 12 meters (40 feet) in height, and 30 meters (98 feet) across, it is a spectacularly beautiful place to paddle. Check it out below.

Video: Kayaking Iceland

This video is the first in a series that follows kayakers Ben Brown and Anton Immler as they make an epic trip to Iceland to paddle some of the amazing rivers that can be found there. Along the way they discovered plenty of awesome scenery, great whitewater, and impressive waterfalls. In this clip for instance, Ben drops over the Waterfall of Thieves, plummeting 14 meters (46 feet) to the ice pool below. But that is just one small segment of what this video has to offer, and after watching it, I'm already looking forward to more footage from this expedition.

Video: Dropping Epic Waterfalls with Dane Jackson

To shoot this video, pro kayaker Dane Jackson traveled to Veracruz, Mexico where he discovered amazing rivers to paddle, and some of the most epic waterfalls on the planet. As you'll see in the clip, he goes to great lengths just for the opportunity to kayak through this amazing setting. How far exactly? At one point he even leaps off a very tall cliff just to get into the water. This is two and a half minutes of pure adrenaline, and a good jolt to start the week.

Video: Rey Del Rio Waterfall World Championships - Kayaking Competition at its Most Extreme

Kayaking competitions are nothing new, nor is paddling over massive waterfalls. We've certainly seen both over the years. But when you combine the two, you get the Rey Del Rio Waterfall World Championships, an insane event in which pro kayakers run three massive falls in Chiapas, Mexico, pulling tricks and stunts as they go. The video below captures the insanity of this competition, where some big names in the world pro paddling gathered to take on the waters of the Agua Azul. As you'll see, it was quite the event.