On November 24th, 2013 this BASE jumper Thayer Healy threw himself from a cliff at Potash Road near Moab, Utah and his parachute opened 180 degrees the wrong direction sending him straight into a cliff.
In slow motion, you can see that Thayer grabbed at his steering lines right away and initially missed. By the time he got a hold of the steering lines, it was too late. Of course, his trajectory sent him straight into the one rock on the cliff face that was maliciously jutting out. He collides with the fang of rock with his chest so hard that he breaks up the rock some and breaks one of his vertebra…
Make sure you don’t miss how relaxed his zoomed in right hand is in this video from 1:25 to 1:28 in this video. He must be unconscious during this part of the video or close to.
The video is edited superbly. The slow motion is revealing, the content is gruesome, but the message conveyed is vibrant.
Cliff Strike 11/24/2013
Compression Fracture of the T12 Vertebra, 5 stitches to the eye, 6 stitches to the chin, severely sprained Back, wrist and hand. multiple bruised areas. – The Jumper
6 thoughts on “BASE Jump Cliff Strike | **Warning Graphic Video**”
Uff da. I’m glad i don’t base
looks unconcious from the point of impact on to me…..awful. reminds me of the climbers concept: ‘spirit of the rock’, as he touches it.
for us un-initiates, what causes the chute to open facing one way or another?
Im sure he couldent read the petroglyphs