He said: ‘I was pretty nervous at the top, scouting and visualizing my line.
‘I had seen a lot of people landing near-flat or over-flipping on video.
‘The lip is kind of tricky as it is angled at almost 90 degrees. So every little movement, stroke and body position will have an influence on your line and landing angle.
‘Once I was in my boat, a big part of the stress went away and I knew I could stick it.’
The 23-year-old, who is part of kayaking team Quebec Connection, also tackled a number of other big drops during the trip.
And Blanchette was keen to stress the importance of having an experienced and trustworthy crew when tackling such dangerous waterfalls.