NN1950 : "Chasm" on Allt a'Chaorainn

taken 2 years ago, near to Alltchaorunn, Highland, Great Britain

"Chasm" on Allt a'Chaorainn
"Chasm" on Allt a'Chaorainn
One of the "Etive tribs", the Allt a'Chaorainn offers steep creeking as it should be, with a gradient of 80m/km. Having descended "Speed", "Ecstasy" and "Pinball", the paddler arrives at the final fall, known as "Chasm". Two small drops lead into a tight-walled canyon, in which the paddler is thoroughly committed to the waterfall. Catching the paddle on the walls is the main hazard, and some paddlers like to run the drop without a paddle, having a companion drop the paddle to them once safely in the pool below. However, depending on exactly where you go over the lip, the water can throw you against the SE wall and cause a capsize, so our group preferred to keep hold of the paddle in case of a need to roll up. Mary Waddington is just moving her right blade into a position directly over the front of the boat where it is safe as she crosses the edge of the fall.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 7 October, 2015   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 11 October, 2015
Geographical Context
Uplands  Sport, Leisure  Rivers, Streams, Drainage 
Category (from Tags)
Canoes and Canoeing  Waterfall 
Category
Waterfall   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 19651 50844 [1m precision]
WGS84: 56:36.8791N 4:56.4322W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NN 19659 50886
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South-southwest (about 202 degrees)
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