First Person POV Of Guy Accidentally Skiing Off 150-Foot Cliff

January 26, 2017

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In so that's what dying looks like news, this is the first person point of view GoPro footage of skier Devin Stratton accidentally skiing off the side of a 150-foot cliff in the Wasatch Mountain Range in Utah. Devin credits several small trees, the cushioning of his backpack, and 2.5-feet of fresh snow to breaking his fall and not killing him (he said he didn't even get a bruise, just a broken helmet and equipment). Admittedly, there were other tracks up to the end of the cliff, so I could understand why Devin thought it was safe. However those look like snowmobile tracks and stopped just short of the cliff. Also the skier in front of him seems like they knew what was up, because they cut hard to the left well before the cliff. Whatever the case, I'm never leaving the bunny slope again. Oh who am I kidding, I've already broken my arm twice skateboarding and snowboarding, I can't even risk the bunny slope. I'm afraid the next time something breaks it'll kill me. Do you love me? "No." There it went...my heart. Goodnight world. "I take it back." No no no it's too late I'm dead now.

Hit the jump for two different copies of the video in case the Instagram one doesn't work.

A video posted by Devin Stratton (@devins223) on

Thanks to n0entity, who agrees Devin should have replaced the audio with something like, "F*ck yeah, this cliff ain't shiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiit!" and played it off like he meant to do that.

  • brodyc

    I call shenanigans on the 150 feet number. It looks to be around half that.

  • captaindash

    Ultra wide angle lenses have a habit of making things close up look huge, and things far away (more than 15') look absolutely tiny. I wouldn't bet against that number strictly based on the footage.

  • Sandy Dmyterko

    So Princess Anna and Kristoff falling off a 200 ft cliff into snow below and surviving in the animated movie Frozen is plausible. Hell of a way to prove it.

  • captaindash

    Check out Jamie Pierre's jump on youtube. 255' and he lands on his head. Still ski's down the hill. It's the gnarliest thing ever, so yeah, 200 is 100% possible.

  • TheQiwiMan

    Holy crap! How was he okay?

  • TheQiwiMan

    Oh..

    "Devin credits several small trees, the cushioning of his backpack, and 2.5-feet of fresh snow to breaking his fall and not killing him (he said he didn't even get a bruise, just a broken helmet and equipment)"

    Guess next time I'll read the article before commenting.

    JUST KIDDING I WILL NEVER LEARN

  • The_Wretched

    Don't tell mr.thrill jumper with the broken feet. He'll be sad he missed out.

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