If you’ve read this blog for a while you probably know that I think Jeb Corliss is a lunatic (in a complimentary way) and a daredevil in the most genuine sense of the word. He’s a risk taker of the highest order and pushes the boundaries of “extreme” sports to never before attained (or imagined) limits. Corliss is a world-famous (or infamous depending on who you ask) BASE jumper, skydiver, and wingsuit flyer who makes his living by narrowly avoiding death.
On 20 December I posted Corliss’ amazing “grinding the crack” video where he flew through a mountainside chasm in Walenstadt, Switzerland. Two days ago he posted a video of a wingsuit flight gone wrong that resulted in him crashing into a rock outcropping at 120 miles per hour. The crash occurred on 16 January on Table Mountain in Cape Town, South Africa and he’s been recuperating in a hospital since the event.
Despite breaking bones in both of his legs, Corliss has vowed to keep flying: “The only reason I’m getting better is so that I can jump again. That’s what I do. There’s absolutely nothing in this world that’s going to stop me from jumping.”
- Jeb Corliss is insane (marshallstanton.com)
- 2011 yo-yo World Champion Shinji Saito (marshallstanton.com)
- Massive (and insanely stupid) fireworks experiment (marshallstanton.com)
- Insane Roger Federer trickshot (marshallstanton.com)
- A terrific example of the balance between awesome and insane (marshallstanton.com)