Yesterday, we put up the highest jump/fall into water. Slim Lambert fell 220 feet off the Golden Gate Bridge and survived. He was the first person ever known to ever survive a fall of that distance.
Today, we bring you the highest cliff jump on skis into snow. Seems kinda crazy that it’s so much higher than the water jump, doesn’t it? Norwegian Fred Syversen made this jump in 2008. The clincher here is that Fred didn’t mean to jump the cliff that he went off. Considering this, some don’t consider it to be the world record and still stick with Jamie Pierre’s 255 foot jump for the World Record.
I kinda think that’s ridiculous. If you make the biggest cliff jump in the world, it’s got to be chalked up as the biggest cliff jump in the world. What do you guys think?
Fred was knocked unconscious by the impact and buried a few feet deep in snow. His crew dug him out in time to save his life. He was able to ski away.
Fred was taken to a hospital where it was found he’d suffered some mild liver damage and a partially collapsed lung from the landing.
WORLD RECORD SKIING CLIFF JUMP:
– Fred Syversen
– 351 feet
– He skied away
– Liver damage and a partially collapsed lung received on impact
– Fred hit the cliff unintentionally