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Mountain Golf Fail: Hiker Launches Pack Off Cliff

A hiker's golf-swing prank atop Canada's Mt. Rundle goes hilariously awry when his stroke connects with his pack

I've been known to do some foolish things in my life, many of them in the backcountry. But thankfully, Ive never launched my pack off the top of a 9,672-foot peak while using it as a golfing tee. Unfortunately, this kid atop Banff National Park's Mt. Rundle in Canada can't say the same thing—he can't even deny it, since his friend captured the whole thing on video. Check it:



Eep—that's a long drop. At the very least, we know the kid needs to work on his swing. Hope his buddy doesn't mind sharing his water on the long way down.

—Ted Alvarez

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The Hike Guy
Apr 23, 2010

Wasn't there a documentary a few years back about the death of a hiker who was hit in a head by a rock carelessly flung off the cliff above him by another hiker? I don't want to have to start worrying about being hit in the head by a golf ball -let alone a day pack - when I'm hiking.

Honora
Apr 03, 2010

You might get away with flinging stuff off mountains in Fiordland, NZ but I get the impression the United States is a bit more populated!

trailgal
Apr 02, 2010

Great, now we have knuckleheads whacking golf garbage (and associated gear) into beautiful, pristeen places. I'm sure the Subaru(?) commercial helped promote this new "sport".
People, please think about what you are doing...for once?

Zedek
Apr 01, 2010

this really is one my favorite fail videos of all time

Cloudwalker
Mar 30, 2010

Smacking a golf ball from the top of a mountain? That's very LNT!

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