Brush With Death: Snowmobile vs Cliff (Video)

This guy decided to go for a ride with his liquid image video goggles, on his snowmobile in the beautiful snow fields of Wyoming, when he nearly went over a cliff.  When he realized he was right on top of this cliff, he stopped, but unfortunately the snow gave way underneath him.

There is a small article about this in the Courier Mail.

From You Tube:
I almost fall off a GIANT cliff on Idaho Wyoming border filmed with Liquid Image video goggles, wearing a avivest avalanche pack

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43 Responses to Brush With Death: Snowmobile vs Cliff (Video)

  1. Waaaaaaaaaay too close for comfort!

  2. aFrankAngle says:

    Simpy wow … gotta think, because of the way he approached, we knew the possibility. Nonetheless, way to close … Lucky for sure, but has a good story to share.

  3. Windsmoke. says:

    Definitely very lucky he didn’t topple over the edge to his death or certain injury :-).

  4. coolfeline says:

    Wow! That was one lucky guy! His time wasn’t up yet, I guess. Apart from everything else — what totally awesome scenery!!!

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi coolfeline,
      That is spot on, his time certainly wasn’t up.
      Yes looking at the scenery you can understand why he decided to have the camera with him, it does look like a beautiful place.

  5. I’m going to be harsh here and call that guy a total idiot. First of all, he should know that riding a skidoo in an area of newly fallen snow is apt to cause an avalanche and lord, he could have killed any number of people below had that happened. And secondly, if he’s from the area, he had to know there was a cliff. I don’t know, this guy gets an F from me.

    I will say I sat on the edge of my seat watching the entire 2+ minute video though, half-angry and half-worried.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi EOSR,
      I also wondered if he knew the area, it didn’t say in the newspaper article or on You Tube, I assumed he didn’t know it that well, as you pointed out if he knew the area he would of known the cliff was there.

  6. travelrat says:


    Even in the British Isles, cornices can form, and most people, be they on snowmobiles, skis or on foot, know to keep well away from cliff edges in snow conditions, because when they go, they actually take the snow with them several feet back from the cliff edge.

    I would agree with EOSR; the guy was just being damn stupid. Even if he didn’t know the route, he should have studied the map beforehand, and known the cliff was there.

  7. BoJo Photo says:

    I used to do land surveying around bluff property and not fearing heights my crew would have to yell at me when I got too close to the edge! 🙂

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi BoJo Photo,
      I don’t know how you did it. Although I’m not really afraid of heights, I do tend to be over cautious when I am in a position of extreme heights. 🙂

      • BoJo Photo says:

        I think maybe it is from helping my dad build barns when I was young or from climbing trees maybe.

        • magsx2 says:

          You may be right. If you were used to heights from a young age, it would not be scary at all. I suppose it’s like the guys that can clean windows of the tall buildings, or the guys that do roofs etc. It’s just something you get used to.

  8. Now I remember why I don’t like them. Had to mute the sound. Very lucky guy. Very popular sport around these parts. Unfortunately a few die each year from mistakes like that and, more commonly, avalanches set off by the noise they make. Remarkable video.

    • magsx2 says:

      Hi John,
      It really is a remarkable video. It was just amazing how that edge gave way, he was very lucky. I have seen some really bad accidents on You Tube with these snowmobiles, they do seem rather dangerous.

  9. dearrosie says:

    I agree with EOS. He’s one stupid (and darn lucky) guy going so close to the edge.

  10. The Emu says:

    A very risky hobby I think , but believe the snow mobile caused the avalanche
    Not my kind of adrenalin rush I would need

  11. souldipper says:

    Not cool…he really was not thinking very well!

  12. Boys and their toys! Even if he was going for the view, wouldn’t it have been much more beautiful and peaceful if he had contemplated it in silence? That noise reminds me too much of Sunday morning lawnmowers. It definitely takes your mind off the beauty of the view. That scare serves him right in my opinion. Do you think that he learnt anything?

  13. Oh my gosh! That was a close call! I’m scared to ride those bikes in the snow. I rather just walk 🙂

  14. tempo says:

    Select R for REVERSE…LOL

  15. Lynn says:

    I’ve screamed when I’ve seen him.It’s been really dreadful.

  16. I’m still trying to figure out what “liquid image video goggles” are… Never understood the appeal of snowmobiles – what an awful noise they make shattering the wilderness – it would have been so much more rewarding and safer to take in the scenery while snowshoeing. For me, anyway…

  17. Barb says:

    May you have joy and happiness and all the good things that come to a woman who makes us laugh every week.

  18. Selma says:

    WOAH. I had a heart attack just watching. That is way too close. Yikes!

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