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WATCH: Skier somehow survives terrifying 1,000 foot fall down a mountain

“I got really lucky.”

collison Source: Teton Gravity Research via YouTube

BIG MOUNTAIN SKIER Angel Collinson this week called her death-defying, 1,000-foot tumble down an Alaskan mountain “a learning experience.”

The fall, which was caught on camera as part of filming for a new documentary, somehow left the award-winning 25-year-old unscathed, apart from two mildly injured fingers.

Speaking at a press conference held by the action sports film company Teton Gravity Research, Collinson described the heart-thumping 30-second fall.

I felt like I was pretty well within my abilities, and then it just got really really shitty down at the bottom.
I got really lucky, I jammed two fingers and that was it. I lost everything out of my pack because it opened up and everything flew out.
But other than that I was totally fine, so it was really lucky.

In this short video of the fall, Collinson can be seen losing control of her descent and hurtling down the mountain, before the decline becomes sharper, and she gathers velocity.

After coming to a stop more than 1,000 feet below, she tells the crew filming from a helicopter, “I’m OK.”

Source: Teton Gravity Research/YouTube

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