CODY TOWNSEND, a 31 year-old Californian daredevil, defied death in a terrifying stunt and the video that resulted from his daring feat is breathtaking.
The stage: a vertical tight couloir in southwestern Alaska. 60 degree steep and 5 to 6 feet-wide at its narrowest.
You can hear Townsend checking out the chute from a helicopter saying: “I’m getting nervous,” but that does not last long. A few seconds later, we see him peering into the couloir before launching down this incredible line at over 60 mph.