Watch freeskier Angel Collinson emerge unscathed from terrifying 1,000ft tumble down Alaskan mountain

Ms Collinson is heard saying ‘I’m OK, I’m OK’ when she finally stops falling 

Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith
Wednesday 27 January 2016 12:38
Ski champion cheats death in ‘terrifying’ Alaskan wipeout

Footage has been released of freeskiing champion Angel Collinson’s terrifying 1,000ft tumble down an Alaskan mountain, in which she remarkably comes out of the incident unscathed.

“I got real lucky and jammed two fingers, that was it, and lost everything out of my pack because it opened up and everything flew out – but other than that I was totally fine,” Ms Collinson said during a presentation for Teton Gravity Research’s Safety Week, adding: “It was really lucky.”

The footage was captured during filming last spring for the movie ‘Paradise Waits’. Ms Collinson, who in September was awarded the Best Female Freeride Performance at the International Freeskiing Film Festival, was skiing in the Neacola Range in Alaska when she hit an icy patch that made her fall.

Ms Collinson is seen falling down the mountain at a steady rate, but as the slope becomes almost vertical she begins to fall with increasing speed, turning over and over. When she finally finishes her excruciating tumble, Ms Collinson is heard saying “I’m OK, I’m OK.”

"At first I was trying to slow myself down with my arms, but then once I started picking up speed I realized that I was going to be falling for a while and the snow was icy and there was big icy snowballs," Ms Collinson told ABC News.

"As I was tumbling, I covered my face and protected my head with my arms and I kind of just held on until I stopped.”

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