On Friday 18th June, Gee Atherton was filming near Dinas Mawddwy for his latest big mountain project when he suffered the biggest crash of a career that has been characterised by huge crashes!
The film was to be the 3rd instalment of a series of spectacular edits which kicked off with December’s ‘The Ridgeline’ and continued with ‘The Slateline’. In the planned edit Gee took on a new Ridgeline complete with huge jumps and as ever, zero margin for error.
A moment’s miscalculation led to Gee falling over 100 feet down a slate outcrop, bouncing off the cliff with such force that he broke his femur, radius, ulnar, 6 ribs, his nose and fractured his eye socket, he was severely concussed and doctors worried about possible damage to his lung but true to form Gee is making a rapid recovery without lasting damage.
Spectacular action from one of the world’s toughest and most accomplished riders.
Filmed by Robbie Meade and Dan Griffiths.
Drone Work by Eastwood Media.
Edit and Thumbnail Image by Dan Griffiths.
CREDIT: The Athertons