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'Ski Line Of The Year' Is The Maybe The Most Creative GoPro Video Of 2014

12/12/2014 11:50 GMT | Updated 16/12/2014 14:59 GMT

There have been an awful lot of good videos filmed with a GoPro in 2014. And there have been lots of crazy things recorded by skiers unwilling to accurately acknowledge how dangerous their hobby actually is.

But none have been anywhere close to the terror inherent in the following 89 seconds.

For this is the moment that a skier decided to try to plunge down a tiny, horribly steep ravine at the very top of a mountain, and pop out of the other end travelling at close to 60 miles-per-hour.

Cody Townsend made the run on the Tordrillo Mountains, northwest of Anchorage in Alaska. He said it went by "so fast – I wasn’t paying attention to anything that wasn’t directly in front of me".

The result? About 3.5 million views in three days.

It is, by some distance, the most nerve-shredding thing we've seen since, hmm, well maybe earlier this morning. But it's also an incredibly creative video, and an amazing use of first-person camera tech.