Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Man leaps between 1 mile high towering ledges in Grand Canyon

Did you say you love a beautiful sunset! How far are you willing to go to take a picture of the sunset? A mile! In which direction?

This is what an unidentified man did. He jumped a one mile deep canyon from cliff ledge to another to get a good shot of the sunset.

This unidentified man was pictured leaping between two towering rocky ledges in the Grand Canyon carrying his camera and tripod under his arm. Now thats what I call capturing your sunset. It is a different matter that one slip and the sun would have set forever for this man.

An amateur photographer Hans van de Vorst recorded the moment as the man jumped the gap of about 8 feet (less than 3 meter) wearing just a pair of slippers. (eat that rock climbing and trekking gear sellers)

According to a crowd of onlookers, at first it seemed the man, wearing a white T-shirt, jeans and flip-flops, risked his life to take a picture of the sunset.

Vorst said that those onlookers were discussing how he managed to get on there in the first place and no one bothered with the sunset -- everyone's eyes were on this man and how he was going to get off the rock.

"He didn't grab the rock properly the first time and slipped back about half a meter before clinging on to it. Even then he didn't look fazed," Vorst added.

Although parts of the Canyon are very deep the photographer actually landed on a ledge between the two outcrops and steadied himself when he landed.

Warning: Don't try this at home :) and if you do, don't look down.

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