Whoever this mad man is, he’s a headcase. Base jumping is pretty crazy as it is, but to pry open the doors of a gondola to do it is just insane. Great footage though
The illegal stunt was done as a tribute to Shane McConkey, a man who allegedly jumped from the same ski lift that stretches from one mountain peak to another. McConkey died in 2009 after a parachute failure when he jumped off a 2,000 foot cliff in Italy.
Police tried to arrest the guy in the video below when he landed, but somehow he managed to escape. Not only was the jump illegal but he apparently caused $10,000 worth of damage to the ski lift.
The woman in the video told police she didn’t know the man “and was just sightseeing.” Yeah, sure you were.