BASE Jumper and wingsuiter Jeb Corless crashing into Table Mountain while doing a flyby for an HBO documentary â€” or in other words, what it feels like to watch Glee.
Here’s the backstory from the man himself:
I was asked in a base jumping forum what happened. This was my response.
Well the answer is very simple. I was flying to close and messed up 🙂 I was going for a black balloon that was basically laying on the rocks and was going to try and kick it with my foot. In order to do this I had to fly low and flat between boulders. My left foot clipped a boulder that dragged me into a flat ledge that I took at the waist at full speed. If I had not clipped that boulder I might have made it, I might have still impacted. It’s very hard to tell from the footage. Everything happens very fast. But when you go for a flight where inches are the difference between making it and not making it well impact is very possible. I knew this and took the risk and paid the price for pushing way to hard. I take full responsibility for my actions and am just happy I still have legs to do rehab on.
This is not my first time getting hurt and it will not be my last. I push it, always have and always will. One day I will die and I just hope that when I do, it will be doing something I truly love…
P.S. I want to thank everyone for their support. 99% of you have been very very nice to me 🙂 For the other 1% I agree with you 100%, I am a total dumb ass 🙂 I am human and humans make mistakes. I am sorry for what ever inconvenience I have caused anyone…
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