Man Falls While Climbing Pole At Russian Festival

A 28-year-old man named Alexander was filmed falling 23 feet down to the ground while climbing a pole at a Russian folk festival to mark the near end of winter. The festival took place in the Siberian town of Anzhero-Sudzhensk. Alexander makes it up the pole just fine, but on his way back down he slips and falls and hits the ground at a horrible angle. The man was rushed to the hospital and has fractured ribs and scapula. Apparently, this is an annual tradition and people do stupid shit like climb poles and punch each other in the face ..along with eating pancakes. Oh and fall 23 feet down poles, I guess. But nevermind the fall.. wtf was he doing in those itty bitty shorts in sub-zero temperatures?

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