Are you f***ing kidding me? These were the first words out of my mouth when I saw this clip. It’s easy to forget how gnarly people got a generation ago, and this video is nuts even 40 plus years after the fact.
As described on Youtube.
The Man Who Skied Down Everest is a documentary about Yuichiro Miura, a Japanese alpinist who skied down Mt. Everest in 1970. The film was produced by Canadian film maker Budge Crawley. Miura skied 6,600 feet (2000 m) in 2 minutes and 20 seconds and fell 1320 feet down the steep Lhotse face from the Yellow Band just below the South Col. He used a large parachute to slow his descent. He came to a full stop just 250 ft. from the edge of the crevasse.
Eight died during the expedition’s ascent.
Crawley won the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature for this picture.
Lots of cheesy music and quotes throughout the whole thing. at least sit through the first 2:30, you’ll love it.