World Cliff Diving Championships

This peaceful photo, at first sight, would seem to have little to do with extreme sports. But the people relaxing in the sun in their inflatable boats at Siskon in Switzerland are all waiting for the Red Bull Cliff Diving Series, the world’s biggest and best such competition, to start. Siskon (population 370) receives over 3,500 visitors at the time of this event, there to watch men dive from the 26 metre high platform into Lake Uri. They hit the water at 96 km/hr (60 mph), having just 3 seconds to show the judges and the crowd waiting on the water below, what they can do.
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