Saturday, January 2, 2010

The most daring jumper!

This just came through the email. By just lookng at the photos, my legs became wobbly!

Take a look:

This is a case of a photographer photographing another photographer.
The following pictures were taken by Hans van de Vorst from the Netherlands at the Grand Canyon, Arizona .
The identity of the photographer in the photos is unknown.

I was simply stunned seeing this guy standing on this solitary rock in the Grand Canyon . The canyon's depth is 900 meters ( 3,000 ' ) here..
The rock on the right is affixed to the edge of the canyon and perfectly safe.

Watching this guy in his rubber thong sandals, burdened with a camera and a tripod, I asked myself 3 questions:

1. How did he climb that rock?
2. Why not take that sunset picture from that rock on the right, which is perfectly safe?
3. How will he get back?

After the sun set behind the canyon's horizon he packed his things and prepared himself for the jump. This took about 2 minutes. At that point he definitely had the full attention of the crowd.

This is the point of no return. After that, he jumped in his thong sandals & only having one hand free. The canyon's depth is 900 meters ( 3,000 feet ) here.

You can see that the adjacent rock is quite a bit higher than where he is & quite steep..
He hopes to use his one free hand to grab on to the rock. Look carefully at the photographer. He is carrying a camera, a tripod and also a plastic bag all on his shoulder or in his left hand. He lands low on his flip flops both his right hand and right foot slip away...

And at that moment I take this shot:

He pushes his body tight against the rock waits for a few seconds, throws his stuff on top of the rock, then climbs up & walks away... Cool!


PM said...

He has done it many times and is confident of himself. Some will say he is silly..perhaps he has not met with any accident in his life time.

Many years ago while on an outing in the US, I fell from a cliff of 60 feet cause the the cliff edge was was winter.

Justin Choo said...


60 feet is very a long fall.

What happened to you then?

To that fellow I think he is being foolish.

"perhaps he has not met with any accident in his life time"
Of course, otherwise he won't be there doing the jump!!

bow said...

May be he doesn't place much value on his own life or bore about his daily living, so he want to add excitement into it by acting in a dangerous manner, i agree it is foolishness he is trying to display here. If he ever get an accident, it will be the end of it. There is no one to blame but himself. (roll eye!!)

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Anonymous said...

佛教之地,都是要善伩修守戒律, 但令人痛心的是 Samnak Sambodhi Buddhist Association No: 19 Jalan 38 Taman Desa Jaya 52100 Kepong Selangor, Malaysia.三宝寺却不以身作則。他们允许缅甸外劳庆祝佳日,隨心所意,在当地杀鱼.鸡. 猪.羊及飲酒做乐,醉身萝死耒污垢佛教神聖之地.至今 已引起居民的反感。

針对以上的题,身为佛教伩徒,也是前任理事会成员,我依佛陀的教育,据理力争。但孤掌难呜,却被一手遮天,以商业利益为重的马华公会,鹅嘜区会主席叶金福(Yip Kum Fook,MCA Man), 把我排除在外,其用意, 一目了然,想完全控(Yip Kum Fook,Politic Man)制甲洞帝沙再也,三宝寺耒达到私利賺钱.现在, 他应用外耒和尚主持三宝寺,其目的,也更清楚,因为外耒者不知内幕,不能久留,无杈过向。

回顾10年前之事,由本地吉兰丹和尚仼壇主兼顾问之時, 此种现象,是不曾发生的,为何到了叶金福(Yip Kum Fook, MCA Man)的領导乏下,却帶耒如此違反佛教的文化?难怪,前仼壇主 也一声不言就远离了,必有其苦衷。

为了佛教的遵严,我不忍看它沦落为醉身耒萝死之地, 让人耻笑,在此, 我只好通过现代的管道,泣声敬请,佛教伩仰者及马耒西亜佛总能加以关注, 并给予该理事会劝导,尽速觧决此事,以免这种污点影响整体的佛教良好形象。


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