Extreme Skier Jumps Off Cliff, Films Avalanche

Posted Apr 22nd 2011 12:30 PMUpdated Apr 22nd 2011 03:37 PM

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It's the stuff James Bond films are made of. A lone skier perched atop a mountain begins his daring descent. White powder puffs up around his skis as he makes his way down the mountain. He picks up speed; good nobody is behind him. But, wait, he's reached the edge of a cliff!

Well, that wouldn't stop a British superspy, nor does it stop Matthias Giraud, who flies off the edge, filming the rocky, snow covered peaks below.

In his wake, an avalanche pours over the side of a cliff -- an amazing spectacle he captures on film with a GoPro HD Hero camera.

At the end of the ride, he catches up with his friend as they survey their miraculous journey.

Check out the awesome video.






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May 11 2011 at 10:39 AM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
michaelDC

she should've turned the camera off before she started squealing at the bottom of the run

April 24 2011 at 8:46 AM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
mikemonicar

I agree with bdouglaswalker

April 23 2011 at 10:43 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
Gretchen

Thanks Wally.. This was great..I even had Quig's look at it.. We sell the GoPro Camera at the store...

April 23 2011 at 9:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
gregonater834

Great Commerical! How adrenaline pumping!?! Wild men

April 23 2011 at 8:48 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
bdouglaswalker

So this "story" is really a commercial for a camera. It's mentioned by name in the article, then the video opens with an ad, then when it ends they offer you another vid filmed with the same camera. Journalism doesn't promote products, and that's how you can tell this isn't journalism. (Never mind that the writer leaves out facts and makes it sound like the skier suddenly is confronted by a cliff but decides to go over anyway. This skier didn't jump off a cliff and film an avalanche, as the headline says; he parachuted off a cliff and caused an avalanche.)

April 23 2011 at 8:23 PM Report abuse -1 rate up rate down Reply
MooonFoxy

Lunacy...absolute madness..nothing like a death wish to make one's day.

April 23 2011 at 7:59 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
H.D. McDonald

It's the stuff James Bond films are made of. A lone skier perched atop a mountain begins his daring descent. White powder puffs up around his skis as he makes his way down the mountain. He picks up speed; good nobody is behind him. But, wait, he's reached the edge of a cliff!

What about the second cameraman who was behind him .

April 23 2011 at 7:20 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Andrew

Why is it that Christopher Reeves takes a small tumble from his horse and winds up a quadrapalegic and the actress falls down skiing down the freaking bunny slope and she dies from head trauma- and these idiots do this crazy **** and they are fine?? There has got to be some logical explanation to all thse.

April 23 2011 at 7:10 PM Report abuse +1 rate up rate down Reply
Doug Phillips

Oh Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!

April 23 2011 at 7:09 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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