Devin Stratton, 25, was backcountry skiing in Utah's Wasatch Range when he accidentally glided right off a 150-foot cliff. It was unmarked. Above, his Instagram post with the video evidence.
“I [prayed] in my head in midair,” Stratton told the Washington Post. “It doesn’t sound like it in the raw footage because I’m cussing. But in my head, I was praying.”
“We spent nearly five hours where I landed digging, looking for one of my skis. And every time I looked up at the cliff, I felt sick to my stomach,” he said. “I’m super lucky to be alive, or at least not hurt … Not even a scratch or a bruise.”
He's been skiing several times since last week's accident, but he has a new outlook on the terrain.
“If I’m unfamiliar with the territory, I’m gonna go slow until I know it really well,” he said.
The NCAA is notionally an "amateur" league, but the only thing amateur about it is that the athletes (who risk their health and even their lives) are unpaid, while the universities effectively own and operate wildly profitable pro sports teams.
This man’s fear and exhilaration is palpable without understanding what he’s saying. The subtitles amplify his terror.
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