. . . taking advantage of a once-in-a-decade phenomenon at the Outlet Falls, in Washington State.
Swollen by freak warm weather that caused ice to melt high up in the Rocky Mountains, the Outlet Falls have long been a holy grail for danger-loving kayakers.
Usually just a modest trickle, the unusually warm Pacific weather caused the falls to crash into life for the first time in ten years.
The photopher is Jed Weingarten that photographed this feat, he said: 'Luke had to slide off a 20 foot high cliff just to get started on the 50 yard run up to the falls, it wasn't the most straightforward of jumps, that is for sure.' And
Crashing into the water, Luke's landing did not go according to plan.
'I separated my intercostal muscles that join my ribs together,' he explained.
He added: 'I got stuck in a bit of a roll at the bottom of the falls and had to wriggle free of my kayak.
'I was laid up for two weeks afterwards too.'
Admittedly I have not heard of the Outlet Falls of Washington. As indicated it's usually just a modest trickle, the unusual Pacific warm weather brought the fall to life. Hey there are warm weathers and there are cold weathers in our long climate history. That's called "natural variability" which the God instituted to make life interesting. Why should any one be alarmed by a little warming now and then to enable Luke to demonstrate his intrepid spirit. Global warming alarm freaks, eat your heart out!