Chris Baer: 2 Months in South America

Chris Baer
The end of Nevado… again, and a great way to mark two months of vacation.

The rain has ended and the water levels once again are dropping out, this gave us a great opportunity to try to do the total Nevado. We put on the upper with low flows.

Bryan Kirk deep in the Nevado

Bryan with a huge boof

Jacob the crazy Russian

Once we arrived at the Demshitz drop, it was on. Almost the entire crew fired up this ugly drop, with a verity of success.

Bryan with one of the cleaner lines

Keegan Grady stuck the must make roll of his life

Amazingly enough Keegan was totally ok after this ridiculous line.

The group then headed into the next gorge, where, on the second drop, Alex Perrett missed his boof and injured his ankle badly. That was enough of that and the group hiked, limped and carried each other out of the gorge.

Onward and upward… rather downward, marking the two month mark of my trip it was time to huck the middle Palguine again.

Keegan in the portage

There were a variety of lines, most notably Bryan Kirk getting violently ejected out of his kayak. The results of the day were grim, 2 out of 6 people stayed in their boats, there was Bryan’s ejection, 2 blown skirts, and my failed hand roll to swim.

Jacob tucking, to skirt implosion

The Spaniard with a beautiful line

All said and done the crew is still smiling and excited for the next river.

Chris Baer, always between swims.
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