Watch as pro skier Josh Daiek of South Lake Tahoe backflips over a Highway 50 road gap!
Daiek, known for his fearlessness in the mountains, launched himself from the edge of a 90-foot cliff above the roadway near Echo Summit, threw a backflip while clearing westbound semitrucks on the pavement below, then landed on his feet in the snowy embankment on the other side. "It's the craziest thing I've ever done," Daiek said recently.
He pulled off the jump a year ago, on Feb. 6, 2019, after eyeing that spot in the road for a decade and waiting for the snow conditions to align for a safe landing. "It was a harebrained idea I thought just might be possible, and I'm really stoked to have pulled it off."
Read the Chronicle's recent interview with Daiek to learn how he did this absolutely crazy stunt.
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