First US solar eclipse in 38 years heralds magic athlete feats

Courtesy of Red Bull Media Service Team

Corbet’s Couloir slackline stunt and Oregon diver leaps captured.

Slackliner Alex Mason and a quartet of divers from the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series took advantage of the first US solar eclipse in 38 years during 2017 to produce stunt magic.

Here is all you need to know:

– Former world slacklining champion Mason rigged a 23m line 150 ft up through the famous Corbet’s Couloir at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort in Wyoming with the help of fellow slacking legend “Sketchy” Andy Lewis.

– Acclaimed National Geographic photographer and explorer Keith Ladzinski shot the stunning display at 11:35am, which lasted two minutes and 26 seconds.

– Elsewhere in McMinnville, Oregon, Australian female cliff diver Helena Merten joined Orlando Duque, David Colturi and Andy Jones to perform breathtaking eclipse leaps from a 20-metre platform that were captured via high-optical quality front-surface mirrors.

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