Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Banff Film Festival

Some pretty creative ways to die without getting accused of suicide. If you watch carefully you will see a couple of films whose actors are no longer with us. Death notwithstanding, what an amazing set of footage. Just what people are capable of on ski's, mountainbikes, parachutes and rock climbing is absolutely amazing but thankfully, I have no desire to emulate them.
The one that sticks in my mind is that of a skier looking over a huge cliff which he is intending on jumping off. The cliff must have been about 100m high and as he launched himself over the edge something must have gone wrong and he came down with his ski's in helicopter mode - Headfirst into a snowdrift. All you could see was his two ski's on top of the snow with him buried underneath, unbelievably he survived! The film is highly recommended even if it is only to see what you will never, ever, ever do.

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