Last season 2 buddies and i climbed up mammoth head just behind the fernie resort to ride some lines. I was skiing, the other 2 were on boards. After about a hour and a half skin up to our drop in point, we discovered that the night before winds had swept all the fresh snow off and it was icy as hell. Since we'd hiked the whole way up there, we decided we were going to do it anyways. Now, directly below where i dropped in, there was a 70ft cliff (more of a really steep rocky embankment). Anyways, i dropped in, and went extra careful down the mountain, and cut off to the right of that cliff over a small spine, and then skied out to the bottom. The next guy dropped in, did the same thing and made it out. Since we had radios, everyone knew how icy it was. Now the third guy to drop in, charged it big time. Came in with huge speed, and when it came time to go over the spine to detour the cliff, he was going too fast to slow down, and lost his edge. He tumbled for around a 100ft, then stopped for a split second above the 70 footer, then slid off, smashing into the rocks twice as he fell, and landed in a heap at the bottom. We were about 1000+ feet away from him, and couldn't see anything but a black dot. Luckily we video tapped the whole thing, so we could zoom in and see that he was moving around, and thus, not dead. After a few tense moments of calling out to him, he stands up. Unbelievable. After taking the hugest fall i've ever seen, he stands up, and walks out. All he had was 2 broken bindings and a ripped back, and on advice from his chiropractor, took 2 days of rest.
If any of you come to fernie this winter, ask to see the video. It's crazy.
'You're old enough to know that you won't get a lot of things in life because you don't have tits' - One of the 1/4 pipe builders at snowjam winnipeg to a couple young boys in response to why we'd let 3 girls on the ramp and not them
Don't think just jump.