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Video: Man Records Himself Conquering His Lifelong Fear With a GoPro Camera


"I think it worked quite well."

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Ekant Veer always had a fear of heights. So he decided to bungee dive off a 140-foot bridge into a river with a GoPro camera attached to his harness to record the whole experience.

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"Sooo, I've been working hard to try and conquer a lifelong fear of heights," Veer wrote in the video description."Well, to be more precise, a fear of falling to my death."

But not even the possibility of death was about to stop him from conquering his fear – once and for all.

Beneath the video uploaded Tuesday, Veer wrote, "Today was the final test to see how far I've come - a bungee off Kawarau Bridge in Queenstown, New Zealand."

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The bridge is located about 300 miles south of Christchurch on New Zealand's South Island. It crosses the Kawarau River, which flows into Lake Wakatipu, near Queenstown.

As if bungee diving off a 140-foot bridge Down Under isn't memorable enough, Veer decided to attach a GoPro camera to his chest harness. At first, the camera was turned to record Veer's face as he tumbled off the bridge. But then he had a change of heart.

"I didn't really want to relive my facial expressions as I fell (or want to film myself vomiting halfway down, if that were to happen) so I switched the harness around and wore it more like the various animal harnesses out there," Veer said. "I think it worked quite well."


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