Published on janvier 30th, 2014 | by Kayak Session


Evan Garcia Runs 115ft Puma Falls and Breaks His Leg

On December 28th, 2013 A group of stout masters decided to head to the Rio Fuy, we had one thing on our minds, and it has been on my mind for almost 6 years now…THE PUMA! To this day Salto de la Puma is still the tallest waterfall ever run in Chile. We unofficially yet accurately measured the drop this year to be around 35-36 meters tall (110-115 feet) This combined with it’s difficult entry and dangerous landing zone makes The Puma, in my mind, is one of the most technical waterfalls in the world. That waterfall was run first by Spanish paddler Aniol Serrasolses in 2012, and with the 2nd descent going down just 10 days earlier by a young German paddler…The time was now. With the right level, group, and experience, Evan Garcia stepped up for the third descent…This is the story.

Filmed by: Colin Hunt, Aniol Serrasolses, and Evan Garcia

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