Wednesday, 23 February 2011

Vanuatu: Jungle tumble

Thirty metres high above ground at Pentecost, a man prepares
himself for the leap of faith. Photo / Susan Buckland

Land divers leave Susan Buckland in awe, risking life and limb to prove their manhood.

Thirty metres high above ground at Pentecost, a man prepares himself for the leap of faith.

Are you going to see the land divers of Pentecost Island?" asked the check-in assistant for the Vanuatu flight. She looked excited. "Some say they inspired the bungy jump. But diving to the ground is braver by far."

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