Weekly Video XXX - Abiqua Falls First Descent by Jesse Coombs. A Lucas Gilman film.
I know what you're thinking, but the 3 X's don't mean this video is inappropriate for young viewers. On the contrary, it is a thrilling must watch for everyone and I think that you will enjoy it.
"On a brisk March day in 2011, Jesse Coombs wedged himself into the 6-foot hull of a whitewater kayak and pointed the lightweight craft toward the lip of a waterfall on Abiqua Creek, a little-known stream in the Cascade foothills near Silverton. As the current took his boat and pulled it over the horizon line, handing his fate over to gravity, he would have three seconds to ask himself whether he had made a very, very bad mistake.
Three seconds, it turns out, is about how long it takes to fall 96 feet, the height of Abiqua Falls.
And at the end of those three seconds, Coombs was bobbing safely in the plunge pool at the cataract’s base, raising his paddle in triumph after completing the first successful descent of Abiqua Falls. Later he would discover he had suffered a collapsed lung and a fractured shoulder socket in the process, injuries he insists sound much worse than they were."
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