He doesn’t even know how Palouse Falls is pronounced, yet Tyler Bradt, 22, is giving the Eastern Washington state park landmark a publicity blitz money can’t buy.
The video of the Montanan’s April 21 kayak descent over the falls has finally been released through the Sports Illustrated Web site along with a photo in this week’s magazine.
Bradt introduces the video noting that he had made three visits to “Pay-loose” Falls before making the decision to paddle over the torrent on his fourth trip with a team of nine other assistants and cameramen. The Palouse River was running at about 2,000 cfs that day.
Although the state park lists the height of the falls at 198 feet, Bradt is pegging it at 186 — plenty high enough to break the previous kayak descent world record of 127 feet set in Brazil in March.