Ian McIntosh may have more lives than a cat after this astonishing footage of his plummet has gone viral. In addition to this footage, a second video has been released – at the bottom of this article – showing a POV of the fall. Warning, this isn’t for the faint of heart. Ian falls almost 2,000 feet in under 60 seconds.
From Teton Gravity Research YouTube page: Pro skiing veteran, Ian McIntosh, narrowly escapes with his life after what TGR Co Founder, Todd Jones, says “was the most terrifying crash I’ve ever seen.” While filming for Paradise Waits up in the Neacola range of AK, Mac dropped into a line he thought he had studied thoroughly enough, only to fall into an unseen five foot deep trench on one of his first turns. “From there, my slough took over and their was no way to stop, I pulled my airbag to help prevent against any possible trauma injuries as I tumbled to the bottom,” he said. While attempting to regain his footing, Mac lost a ski and cartwheeled over 1,600 feet in under a minute. To check out his equally terrifying, less dangerous AK lines, get a copy of TGR’s 2016 ski and snowboard film, Paradise Waits.
The publicity from this video prompted a new release and video from Teton Gravity Research : Since we dropped Ian McIntosh’s ridiculous 1,600 foot crash last week, the Internet has exploded. After garnering appearances on Good Morning American, Fox Sports 1, and countless other outlets, Mainstream America is firmly looking at the red-headed Canadian.