Xmas Eve Huck Fest in Chile
I have been wanting to go run the 70 foot Medio Palguin for 2 weeks now but the timing never worked out right. There is always a group heading to a different river which is harder to get on which usually makes me want to go there, telling my self that the 70 footer is not going anywhere. I woke up today and decided that Xmas Eve is the perfect day to go huck myself off of a big waterfall. We rallied everyone early (11am, early for Chilean boating) and headed up to the Middle Palguin. Unfortunately when we arrived at the putin for the middle the land owner denied us access.
We then decided to just go run the lower Palguin as none of us have done it up to this point. After a quick run down the Lower Palguin and running back up to get the truck, we decided to go have a second look hoping that the landowner would no longer be there and we can run the falls.
We got our xmas present early as he was no longer there and 3 of us (Myself, Patrick Liddell, Jean “Frenchie” LeTulzo) geared up to go run the falls. Jean was the only one of the 3 of us that has run it before so we made him go first and show us the line. He nailed it and rolled up at the bottom. It was my turn to go next. I rolled off the lip and waited to tuck so that I would not go over the bars. I felt like I nailed my line and had a very soft hit at the bottom. However, when I rolled up I noticed that the impact gave my Pyranha Everest a bit of extra rocker. I will have to try and fix it tomorrow and try to get on another run in the morning.
Here are some sweet photos from the day taken by Ben Robson and Jake Greenbaum: