Man Climbs Up to Top of Giant Crane, His Next Move is Genuinely Scary

Leo Lee
By Leo Lee
December 20, 2016Entertainmentshare
Man Climbs Up to Top of Giant Crane, His Next Move is Genuinely Scary

Imagine skiing down the height of the Eiffel Tower! Just the thought of such an idea needs immense courage and confidence.

That is exactly what Sammy Carlson, a 7-time X Games medalist and 3-time Real Ski Champion set out to achieve.  He said, “The whole idea of the ski-flying hill was just to try and go as big as I possibly could.”


Carlson said in an interview, “When we showed up, it was a ghost ramp. It has not been hit in twenty years.” So with a team of friends, he set up this giant ski-structure. It took them two years of planning and execution.


One look at it and you know this is not a joke.  Located near upper Michigan, the jump is 26 stories tall, the ramp has a 364-foot vertical drop at a 35 degree angle and would lead to a jump that’s over 500 feet long. If he succeeds, Carlson will earn the honour of being the first skier to hit a “ski-flying” long jump with freestyle intent.

So did he succeed?  An exciting yet heartwarming experience…watch this beautiful performance below.

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