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Base Jumper 'Birdman' Jeb Corliss Survives Crash into Cape Town's Table Mountain: VIDEO


Wingsuit flyer and base jumper Jeb "the birdman" Corliss survived a harrowing plunge off Cape Town, South Africa's Table Mountain on Monday. Corliss clipped the cliff with his legs, according to notes on a YouTube video of his failed jump, which was being filmed by HBO. It was Corliss' second leap from the mountain.

The Telegraph reports:

He was recovered from close to the base of the mountain by air ambulance and taken to a private hospital in the city where he was admitted to intensive care. A spokesman for the hospital said that he remained in good spirits, and instructed her to tell well-wishers: "I feel the best I ever have."


(via the daily what)

Here's an example of one of his unbelievable flights:

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  1. Jeb Corliss: Grinding the crack. Really?

    Posted by: MikeyDallas | Jan 17, 2012 1:10:41 PM

  2. He understands the risks. He's lucky to be alive. Get well and get back flying!

    Posted by: chris | Jan 17, 2012 1:18:05 PM

  3. This is all you need to know about base jumping.


    Posted by: JoshG | Jan 17, 2012 1:37:04 PM

  4. ...and all you need to know about "The Darwin Awards"...

    Posted by: %99 | Jan 17, 2012 1:55:36 PM

  5. JOSHG - Morons?
    Some people are content sitting on their high horse with a keyboard in their hand while others want a little more out of life.

    I hope Jeb Corliss gets back on his feet fast so he can fly again soon.

    Posted by: Fred | Jan 17, 2012 1:56:23 PM

  6. Holy fu*#!! That looks amazing. I would love to do that but would be way too scared to ever try.

    Posted by: Lucas | Jan 17, 2012 3:49:14 PM

  7. Hey guys, head over to our Affliction Blog to read an update from Jeb Corliss himself on his recovery!

    Posted by: Affliction Clothing | Feb 7, 2012 2:10:00 PM

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