Hardly a tour goes by without someone referencing a video nowadays. “You haven’t seen the one where the guy runs himself over with a snowmobile? Where he/she smashes into a rock BASE jumping? That avalanche video? Skiing like a Bagger 288?” It makes me wonder what people talked about before YouTube came into our lives.
A few classics…
Although this person survived with surprisingly few injuries, if you’ve ever wondered what it looks and feels like to die in slow motion, this clip gets top honors..
I know… liking this video makes me a bad person, and thinking it is funny is even worse, but it is a favorite, especially as it takes place in my backyard.
Fred Syversen accidentally sets a new world record in cliff jumping by hitting a 351 footer at full speed… and lives.
The snowmobile couloir crash that never ends:
Skier manages to run over himself with his own ghost rider snowmobile. Hard to do.
The time honored “step into your binding and slide off a cliff backwards” video. Awesomeness abounds.
A perfect example of why it is so hard/impossible to get off of a slab once it starts moving.
World’s fastest expedition on snow. 2400km in 21 days. Longest distance in 24 hours: 442,7km
The Bagger 288 –