When it comes to jumping off of things, American professional BASE Jumper Jeb Corliss is no rookie. He has made descended from dozens of sites including The Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Brazil, and many more.
In January 2012 at Table Mountain in South Africa, Corliss hit himself on a rock ledge while trying to skim over it in his wingsuit. The impact forced him to tumble forward before he regained control and was able to deploy his parachute. Corliss broke both of his ankles, three toes, a fibula, tore his left anterior cruciate ligament and sustained gashes that required skin grafts.
Nonetheless, Corliss was determined to get back to doing what he loved as soon as he could after the incident. This video, produced by GoPro, shows Corliss’ BASE jumping accident, his long recovery, and his first jump after his traumatizing accident.