Orlando Duque: High Diver
My Life on the Edge
Orlando Duque, the Colombian with the characteristic ponytail, is the most successful cliff diver in the world. The 13-time world champion from Colombia looks back on his childhood growing up in Cali and takes us on an adventurous journey around the world: from leaping as a burning torch at an adventure park to the heights of the Red Bull Cliff Diving World Series, 27 metres above the water – a feat that leaves no room for error.
"Only seconds lie between all these different worlds; the nervous concentration, standing above the crowds, the moment of push off, falling, the precision, the noise, submersion, the silence, the relief, only a dive can give such a condensed world of experiences."