At some point in time humanity got its wires crossed and parachutes, an invention designed to save lives, became a tool for risking life and limb. Instead of gracefully floating down the side of a mountain, paraglider Joseph Innes skimmed along the bottom of a narrow canyon, just inches away from breaking an ankle, and possibly every bone in his body.

Thankfully he brought a camera along for the ride, which looks even scarier than the most twisted roller coasters amusement parks try to sell as being fun. At least if you get hurt in a park, you’ll get free corn dogs out of it.

[Vimeo via Boing Boing]