Weekend Whipper: Cliff Strike!

06-Dec-2013


Since the days of huge enchainments in the Alps first executed by paragliding, climbers have long embraced a fast means of decent. And BASE jumping has now become the fastest. But moving fast through the air leaves little margin for error, and sometimes things go wrong ... as you can see in this amazing close call. According to the video's poster on Vimeo, the jumper suffered a compression fracture of the T12 Vertebra, five stitches to the eye, six stitches to the chin, and a severely sprained back, wrist and hand. Plus multiple bruised areas.

 

Watch last week's Weekend Whipper: Don't Give In to Peer Pressure!

 

 

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Weekend Whipper: Guppie (5.12b), El Potrero Chico, Mexico
Weekend Whipper: Guppie (5.12b), El Potrero Chico, Mexico
Weekend Whipper: Hellion (5.13c), Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Weekend Whipper: Hellion (5.13c), Ten Sleep, Wyoming
Weekend Whipper: Yellow Stone (7a+/b 5.12a/b), Moroieni, Romania
Weekend Whipper: Yellow Stone (7a+/b 5.12a/b), Moroieni, Romania
Weekend Whipper: Ground Fall Off Heresy (5.11c), Smith Rock
Weekend Whipper: Ground Fall Off Heresy (5.11c), Smith Rock
Weekend Whipper: Chris Sharma's 100-foot Pont d’Arc Deep Water Solo
Weekend Whipper: Chris Sharma's 100-foot Pont d’Arc Deep Water Solo
Weekend Whipper: Trad Fall on Center Thumb, Lone Peak
Weekend Whipper: Trad Fall on Center Thumb, Lone Peak
Weekend Whipper: Responsible Lunges (25/5.12a), Paynes Ford, New Zealand
Weekend Whipper: Responsible Lunges (25/5.12a), Paynes Ford, New Zealand
Weekend Whipper: Regent Street (E2 5c) Gritstone Fall
Weekend Whipper: Regent Street (E2 5c) Gritstone Fall
Weekend Whipper: Roadside Attraction Trad Fall
Weekend Whipper: Roadside Attraction Trad Fall

 

 

 

[ WHIPPER COUNT: 208 ]

 

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