Monday, September 28, 2009

Entre Saltos: Garganta del Diablo

Now in Chile and stoked to be back to a regiment of paddling we got it started off right with a quick stop off at the Rio Claro home if the Siete Tazas... We did not do the classic run though. We went up stream to drop into some very dramatic canyons with big waterfalls. You may recognize this drop from a Pyranha add with Gerd the Spanish kid... who got the first D 3 years ago. So the first day we did the 22 Saltos (waterfalls) and left it at that... I have an update for the run later because Ian has the photos on a dead camera. So this is what we did Day 3 in Chile.....

We woke up to some snow on the ground... it's not quite summer here.

Ian leading us down into the meat of the canyon.

Pali... a good chilean kayaker buddy boofing into the point of commitment

Pangal bringing some freestyle downriver....

What we came for.... It was scary looking from the pool.

Me running first... One of the coolest feelings to this day in my kayak.

Nico Buenaventura... Demshitz Chile team running brown.

Nate-dog.... back with me creeking it up...

And completing the Garcia trio Ian taking up the rear....

The next drop... going into the underworld canyon. From there down is the most scary place you could find yourself in a kayak. But it all goes and we all had a good time enjoying the views and drops.

Hope you like the beautiful photos by Xavier...

Later E.G.

5 comments:

Fred Norquist said...

nice ball i miss dems and good times in chile... stoked to run the brown with yinz in the PNW when you return

chrsk said...

eh bru, gotz to let you know that photo was from our second time in the canyon, and that photo was the third descent, after my first and gerd second. not that it really matters...but if it's being claimed might as well have it right.
looks like good times as always and i wish i could be goin down there again. maybe sometime and tell rodrigo and ema what up from fucking korbulic.
keep firin away

Tyler said...

Hell ya, nice work boys. I remember paddling down and lookin at the lip of that thing in the WCKA days. Gettin my shit together to be down there soon and participate in the laying of the treats. Better get warmed up cuz I am comin in hot

RiotAJ said...

I second Tyler on the WCKA memory. Bunch of shenanigans on that one...

Nice work on that drop. Looks like a pretty crazy one. What was it like at the turn?

Cheers,

-Adam

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