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Behind the Scenes of an Arctic Waterfall Kayaking Expedition

Take a look into what it took for whitewater kayaker Aniol Serrasolses to style the ‘world’s highest glacier waterfall drop.’
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While many have paddled in the Arctic, very few have gone there in search of whitewater rapids and waterfalls. However, Aniol Serrasolses isn’t like most people and continues to push the boundaries of what’s possible in a whitewater kayak.

In this behind-the-scenes style film from Red Bull, Serrasolses and team head into the Arctic by ship in search of waterfalls falling off a massive ice shelf they call “the wall.”

It takes a team, ladders, crampons, ice axes, a few boats, and over 7 hours of glacial travel to get Serrasolses into position to attempt his target waterfall.

Aniol Serrasolses scouts for his glacial waterfall descent; (photo/David Sodomka, Red Bull Content Pool)

From that point, he paddles down a section of glacial river that flows deep in the ice and sometimes under it. The flow terminates into the sea with a 60-foot waterfall. Of course, Serrasolses styles the whitewater and the drop.

Serrasolses and Red Bull call this the “world’s highest glacier waterfall drop,” a claim we can’t refute.

Runtime: 18 minutes

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