The season in pucon was short and strong. After too many days there i felt the need of hit the road and some more places. So we left the siphon and head straight in to argentina to celebrate christmas and paddle one of the sickest argentinian rivers!
La temporada en pucon fue corta e intensa. Despues de demasiados dias atascado en ese lugar senti la necesidad de moverme e ir a remar en otros lugares, asi que nos subimos al auto del tio Fede y manejamos directo a Bariloche para pasar una buena navidad, las mujeres mas guapas, rico fernet y rios buenazos! Argentina la lleva!
las ratas en la frontera de junin de los andes!
First day we hit the rio manso, about 50 km. of bariloche. This is one of the greatest and most beautiful kayaking paradises in argentina!
El primer dia nos dirigimos al rio manso, a unos 50 km. de bariloche. este es uno de los mejores rios en argentina, con potentes saltos, rampas y un entorno espectacular!
duckie slide at really low water....
buena linea en el salto de los alerces!
Next river we hit was the rio blanco, some of the coolest drops and slides I've ever seen ar hidden on this one. One of the best runs in south america!
El siguiente fue el rio blanco, una de mis secciones favoritas en todo el mundo!
maybe the cleanest drop in the world??
After having a great time in Argentina for Christmas we left to Futaleufu together with Marcos. This is one of the meca's for all kayakers, "un paisaje pintado por dios, the place is super beautiful, the river is awesomme and the people there is super cool too! No stress in that place!
Despues de pasar un tiempo estupendo en Argentina nos fuimos hacia futaleufu con mi amigo Marcos. Una de las mecas para todo kayakista, el lugar es espectacular, bello, con gente sencilla y muy hospitalaria, y sobretodo... con un rio al lado con mas de 40 km de aguas bravas! En este lugar no hay stress!
marcos house next to the rio azul!! what a view!!
we attempted a mission to the baker with this subaru loayale 93' . We got stucked on our way down there having to spend a whole week in coyahiqe trying to fix it... it never worked out and we end up selling it for 300.000 chilean pesos.....
good playboating session in the futa!
awesomme landscape on the rio fuy!
here is myself throwing a back pan-am on the 50 footer in the rio Fuy !
Check this video of marcos!
Un patineur sur le Lac de Gaube!
Ce Lac est situé un peu au dessus du pont d'Espagne c'est de là que coule une partie de l'eau sur les section s de rivières que nous parcourrons dès le printemps.
L'hiver est bien là dans les Pyrénées le gave de Cauterets est un peu froid en ce moment.
Chaos de Coumély by pyreneesextremkayak
|Big Banana drop!|
|Running to Silencio drop!!|
The first day after rest at Aventurec, the best camping of this area, we prepared the kayaks and we went to run one of many sections of the ALSESSECA river called ROADSIDE with our friend Aniol, that had already been here before. Part of this section is runned at the Alseseca race, celebrated every year in february. Is a nice river full of slides and drops that makes you pay attention all the time and it prepares you for the next sections of this river. It was a PADRE section!!!, Like you say here... it really worths run it, and it´s done in less that 2 hours!!
The following day we went to SAN PEDRO FALLS, a 15 meters pretty drop localized one and a half hour from Tlapacoyan. When we arrived we saw that the lack of water was no good for run, that required us any mistakes, a perfect line to not get injury by the hard reception. I run without think so much and I had no problems. I did a nice line and I found the reception quite soft. A perfect day with good people in an incredible country, what more can we ask for?
At the morning we met Patas, a local friend who helped us to find kayaks to rent and told what rivers are the best to run in that area. The same day we runned las “Cascadas de Micos” and slept in “los rojos” camping.
We couldn´t leave San Luis de Potosí without running el “Río Verde”. This river it´s three hours far from Ciudad Valles and is a beautiful canyon that flows down between the jungle, for a truly spectacular place. That day we arrived in the Put in at 12 am and we began the river from a little bridge. The rapids are not very continuous but there are 18km to run!! At the end of the river we found a 14meters jump that made us enter into action after some hours of flat water. The jump seemed perfect, so for the first time I tried to throw my paddle before the reception. All good, I got a good line and to sum up a lot of good sensations.
The intention is now to travel to the south, to Veracruz...