VIDEO: Insane 132ft Death Dive Stamps a New World Record in an Epic Viking Plunge

Published 12/07/2023, 11:56 AM EST

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We have always been fascinated by the tales of courage of the primal Vikings. Their hunting skills, coupled with unwavering courage, have made us revisit the ancient past at least once. Stornes recently attempted a death dive from 132ft high, setting a new world record in a reel posted on his Instagram, leaving everyone in awe.

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Stornes’ courage and determination were in full glory as he took the plunge into the icy cold waters. So, how did he manage to pull off such a stunt? Did he succeed eventually? Let’s find the answers below. 

Ken Stornes’ daring act of bravery

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Stornes posted on his account on December 3 a video that he claims to be a special one. According to the renowned death diver, his dive from 40.5 m high is the world record till now. The video opens with Stornes perched on a makeshift platform. He is seen holding a stone in his hand and, after a few seconds, throwing it into the water. This was done by the Norwegian probably to make the viewers aware of the height from where he was attempting the jump. As the stone crashed into the water beneath, we can see Stornes, in his usual Viking-like attire, all set to take the plunge. 

 

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If Stornes going shirtless in such extreme conditions was awe-inspiring, his jump into the cold water was almost unbelievable. As he completed the jump successfully, team members were seen rushing to him on a boat and checking on his health immediately. Stornes too, acknowledged ‘nordfjordaktiv’ for supporting him and making this a reality. 

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Well, this is not the first time that Stornes has made the online community go gaga over acts. Let’s explore how the Norwegian became such a hit in a short period. 

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Stornes’ journey to diving greatness

Ken Stornes was born in Harstad Norway. He grew up to be a part of the military and later, sharpened his skills as an MMA fighter. However, things took a turn for the Norwegian when he decided to post his thrilling activities on social media. His dives and jumps into the oceans and other daring adventures have made him an instant hit among the community. The love from the fans has resulted in Stornes garnering a staggering 721k followers on Instagram. 

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After completing the challenge successfully, Stornes stated that flirting with risk is what makes him “feel alive.” However, when asked about whether he would take the challenge of jumping from 50m, Stornes sounded quite skeptical. Irrespective of whether 50m happens or not, the world will always remain on its toes the moment they comes across any activities of Ken Stornes in the future. 

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