The Hunt for a Criminal BASE Jumper
Jumped from Peak 2 Peak Gondola in Whistler, B.C.
Canadian police are searching for a man who made an illegal BASE jump from the Peak 2 Peak Gondoloda in Whistler, British Columbia, then posted the video to YouTube. The video, shot from a helmet cam, was posted on Tuesday and shows the man prying open the doors of the gondola and leaping away.
After seeing the video, police and mountain patrollers went to search the area but have yet to locate the man. “Whistler Blackcomb takes tampering a lift system very seriously and is working with the RCMP to press charges and recoup damages to the Peak 2 Peak Gondola,” said a Whistler Blackcomb representative in a statement.
It is believed that the video stunt, titled “McConkey Reborn,” is a tribute to extreme skier Shane McConkey, who successfully attempted the same stunt in 2008 but was killed in 2009 during a cliff jumping accident.
The woman in the video was apprehended and questioned by authorities but claimed she did not know the mysterious BASE jumper. It seems clear from the video, though, that she’s in on the stunt and can even be seen holding one of the cameras. She faces charges of mischief and obstruction.