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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Daredevil Jeb Corliss and Mountain Mayhem


Jeb Corliss, the daredevil BASE jumper with the flying wingsuit, crashed into Table Mountain in South Africa on January 16, 2012. He recently posted a video showing his jump and the crash. It shows how Corliss just clipped a portion of the mountain while gliding at 120 milers per hour. He had seconds to deploy his reserve parachute, which saved his life. However, Corliss suffered multiple leg fractures and spent five weeks in a South African hospital.

Corliss said that he will keep jumping.

“The only reason I’m getting better is so that I can jump again,” he said.  “That’s what I do.  There’s absolutely nothing in this world that’s going to stop me from jumping.”

At the end of his video Corliss included a special thanks:
To the hikers that gave me water,
To the rescue team that gave me life,
To the hospital and staff that put me
me back together, THANK YOU...


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Here is another video of the South African accident shot from the jumping point and when Corliss was airlifted. It shows Corliss in the black suit, and fellow cameraman flyer Jeff Nebelkopf flying above him in the blue suit.


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Finally, here is the video of one of Jeb's most thrilling jumps, when he flew through a hole in Tianmen mountain, Hunan Province, China.

The famous Tianmen Hole in the limestone peak is about 360 feet tall, 96 feet wide, and 260 feet deep. He made this jump in September 2011.


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