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9 Lives of a cat

By gossyboy
To finish the story...........

So I had made the Leap of Faith, as shown in yesterdays upload, and now it was Jakes turn.

Knowing how dangerous the jump was, I spent 5 minutes or so explaining to Jake that he must step across, definitely do not jump and try to land on all fours. There just isn't the space to land it on more than two limbs.

He eagerly agreed, not really listening, so excited was he to get on with it. So he climbed up and it was down to him now as I was standing away, camera in hand ready to take the shot.

Imagine the stomach in mouth moment when through the viewfinder I see this gut wrenching scene as the boy flies through the air like a cat falling from a tree, trying to land on all fours on top of a rock 3002 feet above sea level.

I can remember thinking "Oh my god his Mum's going to kill me!" but when I looked up from the camera he was clinging onto the top of the rock like a limpet asking if he could do it again.

Great days............

Tags: Me Wales Mum My His Would Fall Snowdonia Leap Have Eve Adam Oh Jump Tryfan God Landscape and travel Portraits and people Killed Sports and action

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7 Jul 2008 10:29AM
having seen them I wouldn't even attempt it. very brave and a well caught image

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lostintime Plus
10 13 5 Germany
7 Jul 2008 11:08AM
Super action shot, great timing.
10 143 United Kingdom
7 Jul 2008 11:21AM
Now that is brave. You can see the background on this shot and if it were me I would have landed a couple of pounds lighter. ( know what I mean )
7 Jul 2008 12:03PM
Excellent once again
Has the wife seen these??
7 Jul 2008 1:49PM

Quote:Has the wife seen these??

LOL yep she saw them Scott. Wasn't too chuffed but she knows what we're like..............She kind of expects it!

Thanks for all the votes everyone.........
I remember you telling me this story when it all happened, it doesn't get any easier thinking about what could have happened!!! Both pics are great.
7 Jul 2008 2:47PM
great image, nice work.
7 Jul 2008 7:20PM
Great action,
Shroomer 11 14 167 England
7 Jul 2008 7:37PM
Well captured on Tryfan, I did this after an ice climb in winter, so know exactly how nad he was when its just a step
Well captured should have posted a shot of looking down
dwilkin Plus
11 24.3k United Kingdom
7 Jul 2008 8:01PM
Two now! Wink
7 Jul 2008 8:51PM
Ace man, happy 30 clicks Smile
7 Jul 2008 8:59PM
there you go matey
7 Jul 2008 9:52PM
Woohoo!! Thanks guys and girls...........Bit of a cheat I know but still nice to it there as it doesn't happen very often.........
I remember those days at that age trying to jump my local brook, but most of the time I failed and got wet.

Nice action shot

Took my breath away when you first shown me the shot ~ done the same again!! Brilliant shot Paul
Great action shot & perfect timing.

Wonderful shot, Paul. Not for the faint-hearted (like me).

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