For most people, a rope wouldn’t be enough to get them to jump down over 1000 feet.
But for one seriously dedicated man, a thin cord keeping him from falling to his doom was enough: Carlos Munoz recently broke the world record for static line rope jump with his 1393.7-foot dive. The previous record was 1286 feet.
Check out the footage from GoPro below, which captures all of Munoz’s brief but exhilarating journey:
As far as I’m concerned, he can keep that record to himself. I’m sure the ropes and harnesses are safe, but still, I don’t think I’ll be attempting a rope jump any time soon. I’m content to live vicariously through him and all the other athletes and adventurers featured on the GoPro YouTube channel.
For similar thrills, take a look at these base jumpers as they leap off of a 160-meter high antenna.