Death-defying moment Aniol Serrasolses speeds down a volcano in Chile at 62mph in a KAYAK

The death-defying moment a daredevil speeds down a 9,340ft-tall snow-capped volcano at 62mph in a KAYAK (then lands in a river before descending a waterfall)

Red Bull athlete Aniol Serrasolses scaled Villarrica, one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, to perform the stunt He made the 15.5-mile descent in his kayak, navigating snow, woodland and a waterfall on his way While freefalling from the top of the waterfall he performed two full rotations in the air, a world first 

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Heart-pounding video footage shows the death-defying moment a daredevil kayaker descends a snow-capped volcano at 62mph (100kmph) before hurtling through a forest and down a waterfall. 

Red Bull athlete Aniol Serrasolses can be seen on top of Villarrica, one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, enjoying the stunning view from the 9,340-ft peak. After soaking up the scenery, he gets into his kayak to make the 15.5-mile (25-kilometre) descent.

As soon as the 29-year-old Spaniard tips over the edge, he’s gone like a shot with only his paddle to keep him from veering off course. 

Daredevil kayaker Aniol Serrasolses at the top of Villarrica, one of Chile’s most active volcanoes, before starting his stunt

After soaking up the scenery, Serrasolses gets into his kayak to make the 15.5-mile (25-kilometre) descent down the volcano

After soaking up the scenery, Serrasolses gets into his kayak to make the 15.5-mile (25-kilometre) descent down the volcano 

At certain points, he flies through the air as he whizzes off ledges of snow. He then thuds back down on compact snow and continues rocketing along. 

After navigating a good run of snow and rock he enters a wooded area, with trees and other pieces of undergrowth proving to be quite the obstacle course. Despite the web of foliage, he avoids a collision.  

Eventually, Serrasolses reaches a fast-flowing river, which he seamlessly navigates to a gaping waterfall.   

When he reaches the drop, he goes on to perform a mind-boggling flip in freefall. 

As soon as the Spaniard tips over the edge of the volcano, he's gone like a shot with only his paddle to keep him from veering off course

As soon as the Spaniard tips over the edge of the volcano, he’s gone like a shot with only his paddle to keep him from veering off course 

At certain points, Serrasolses flies through the air as he whizzes off razor-sharp edges. He then thuds back down on the compact snow and continues rocketing along

At certain points, Serrasolses flies through the air as he whizzes off razor-sharp edges. He then thuds back down on the compact snow and continues rocketing along

The trick, called a ‘double kickflip’, involves completing two full rotations in the air. 

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