WATCH: Man jumps 800 feet off cliff without parachute in California
CALIFORNIA: A heart-stopping footage has surfaced showing a man leaping off the edge of a 240-metre cliff without a parachute at Yosemite National Park, California.
The clip shows Ryan Jenks jump into a narrow gorge with nothing but a rope to save him from plummeting to his death.
The 33-year-old thrill seeker can be seen running over the edge and disappearing down the gap while attached to a highline rope safety system.
The painting contractor had been planning the jump for over a year after searching endlessly for the ideal spot to perform the jump.
Despite the clip’s popularity, he doesn’t want people to put themselves at risk by copying him and says that there’s a lack of information out there about the sport of rope jumping.
“I made a video about how we rigged it so people would be overwhelmed by what goes into a safe set up,” he said.
“I think there’s a lack of information out there about rope jumping, anyone who watches these jumping videos, please please don’t try it on your own.”