Contest #762: La Chorrera / Gocta Falls in Peru

Well known by locals, the La Chorrera / Gocta waterfall became more well known in the early 2000’s when “discovered” by a German engineer out for a hike. This impressive two-tiered waterfall is over 770 metres tall.

As the hint suggested, there is dispute over how tall they are – depending on how you measure them, they could be the 3rd tallest in the world. No doubt it’s an impressive feature – with the two tiers combined, the water plummets the height of well over two Eiffel Towers. But how do you measure a waterfall? Do you combine the two tiers, where is the top when it’s on a slope? All questions that will have waterfallologists chatting for a very long time (and yes, it does appear that waterfallologist is a real title).

Found the spot before the hint:

  • Phil Ower
  • Paul Voestermans
  • Garfield
  • Andy McConnell
  • Eloy Cano
  • Tamas Ny
  • Lighthouse
  • Graham Hedley
  • Martin de Bock
  • hhgygy
  • Glenmorren
  • Bas van Limpt

After the hint:

  • Ashwini Agrawal
  • Andreas Meister