Anton Immler’s World Record Drop (in a Dinghy)

By Tim Mutrie
Published: January 12, 2011

Swedish paddler Anton Immler is claiming a world record waterfall drop… in a Kmart-style dingy. See for yourself.


Meanwhile, since word of world record waterfall drops travels fast--even if things get lost in translation coming all the way from Chile--we decided to look back at the real historic world record drops in genuine kayaks:

What: Palouse Falls, eastern Washington state
When: April 21, 2009
Who: Tyler Bradt
How Big: 186 feet
Comment: "Nothing even close to this has ever been done before. He just changed the sport forever." -- Rush Sturges, filmmaker, former world champion and close friend of Bradt’s.



What: Salto Bello Falls, central Brazil
Who: Pedro Olivia
When: March 4, 2009
How Tall: 127 feet
Comment: This drop usually gets an asterisk (*), because Olivia landed on his head.



What: Alexandra Falls, Hay River, Northwest Territories, Canada
When: Sept. 7, 2007
Who: Tyler Bradt
How Big: 107 feet
Comment: “Yep. That looks like a runnable waterfall. But definitely a little bit on the tall side.” -- Tyler Bradt