Heres the article from this thread (http://newschoolers.com/web/forums/readthread/thread_id/394948/),
typed it meself.
A Norseman flies off a 351 foot cliff by accedent and lives!
Norwegian pro skier Fredd Syversen, 42, didn't have the luxury of scouting out his landing when he dropped a 351-ft cliff while filming near the Swiss town of Finhaup on March 18th. It was an accedent. Also a warmup run, says Syverson, who admits slacking in his pre run reconnaissance.
Syversen began his run arching low pow turns and then accelerated. He thought he was on the right track and let the skis run. "Then I realized I veered 20 meters off course," he says. "In a split second decision, I made the call that if I slowed down and hit a shark in those narrows, I'd FALL of the cliff, so I kept going." Syverson charged the lip at 50 miles per hour. "I saw rocks below and I figured I was living my last seconds." Fortunately, midflight he eyed a patch of snow to land on and "decided to survive this bitch."
The wind chatterd his skis, pushing Syversen into the backseat. After a 5 second fall, he managed to land on his back to reduce his impact - a move that doctors later said saved his life. With ski tips and one pole visable, it took the crew less than 4 minutes to dig him out. Miraculously, Syversen was unharmed and able to ski down to the heli, which flew him to the hospital for observation.
"Don't follow Fred's tracks," filmaker Thierry Donard radioed the two skiers who remained on top. "He may have just broken Jammie Pierre's record!" While the jury is still debating whether his accidental launch was a record breaker, Syversen says no. "It doesn't count unless you stomp it!"
Cliffnotes: Fred Syverson DID survive a 351 foot cliff!
Ski the icy East, you wont regret it!
Loon Mtn. 4 life!
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