Watch This Resilient Skier Survive 1,600-Foot Fall Down A Mountain

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Cierra Bailey
Footage of a professional skier's turbulent tumble down the side of an Alaskan mountain has the internet in awe.

Professional skier, Ian McIntosh, has everyone in awe that he miraculously survived a 1,600-foot fall down the side of the Neacola mountain range in Alaska.

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McIntosh, 24, was being recorded for the ski and snowboard film ‘Paradise Waits’ when he fell into a five-foot-deep trench on a turn. Unable to recover, he continued tumbling down the mountain after he exclaimed “No!” as he realized it was all downhill from there, literally.

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While the camera keeps rolling, you can see McIntosh fall for nearly a minute — which likely felt like forever to him — before he finally stopped and called out, “I’m okay, I’m okay!”

Although we’re fairly sure that the fall was unintended, it made for a remarkable promotional video for the film.

Todd Jones — co-founder of Teton Gravity Research, the company that produced the film — said the incident "was the most terrifying crash I've ever seen," according to a blog post on the company's website.

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Terrifying, indeed!

Check out McIntosh's gnarly tumble in the video below! 

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