You are enveloped in a straitjacket and locked in fifty feet of steel chains.
You are hanging over the side of a hot air balloon by your ankles, 7,200 feet in the air.
You cannot be freed until you’ve released yourself from the 4 padlocks securing the50 feet of chains, and escaped from the straitjacket.
You are afraid of heights.
Escape to Cloud Nine was Scott’s attempt at setting the Guinness World Record for “The World’s Highest Suspension Straight Jacket Escape”. To do so, Scott traveled to an altitude of over 7,200 feet in a hot air balloon and was suspended out of the balloon by his ankles.
However, Scott wasn’t just hanging over the side of the balloon; he was enclosed in a regulation straitjacket, wrapped in over fifty feet of steel chains, and secured with four padlocks.
Hanging upside-down, Scott managed to release himself from the locks, chain, and straight jacket before losing consciousness .
Now, here’s where things really get tricky: Scott is afraid of heights!
This amazing escape was seen internationally on the popular television show, “Ripley’s Believe It or Not” and led to several other television appearances. Conquering his fear of heights to perform a record-breaking stunt also gave Scott the story he needed to break into the motivational speaking circuit.
STUNT WORK DISCLAIMER: Scott works extensively with trained professionals to ensure that he is well prepared to attempt his stunts successfully and safely. However, despite his precautions, there is a very real element of risk in all of Scott’s stunts. The stunts depicted and described on this website are extremely dangerous and should not be attempted by an individual who is not a trained, professional stunt performer.