Daredevil Sets Record With Amazing 193 Foot High Dive

Swiss daredevil Laso Schaller made an amazing dive off a 58.8 m (193 ft) cliff into the water below. This dive, which took place in Maggia, Ticino, Switzerland, simultaneously set the Guinness World Record for the Highest Dive from a High Diving Board and the Highest Cliff Jump in 2015. Schaller’s speed during the dive exceeded 123 km/h (76.4 mph), and took just about four seconds for Schaller to land. The diving height was taller than the Tower of Pisa.

Schaller likened this record-setting dive to challenges in life.

if we listened to our intellect, we’d never have a love affair. We’d never have a friendship. We’d never go into business, because we’d be cynical. Well, that’s nonsense. You’ve got to jump of cliffs all the time and build your wings on the way down

Lori Dorn
Lori Dorn

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