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Ski jumpsuit wearer Tom Henson has decided to take a cold shower and stay in his home instead of going out in the snow to try to escape the “jungle” of the ski jump season.
The 28-year-old has been stuck in the snowy mountains of New South Wales for a week, and now is set to head out on the ski slope in his thundershirt for the first time in over a year.
“It’s definitely going to be a challenge but I think I’ll be fine, I think it’ll help me,” Mr Henson told News24.
“The last time I was in the jumper I was freezing in my thundersuit.”
Mr Henson is not the only person who has been in the jump’s “joke” for months.
Ski jump season begins this week and there are already reports of “jumping sickness” among many skiers.
Mr Hensons experience has only heightened the fears of other jumpers, who fear the worst.
“I’m a bit scared for the kids that go in the cold, because I’ve heard people say they’re going to have to wear their jump boots to go in,” Mr Shih told News18.
“There’s going to come a point where people just get scared of it and don’t want to go.”‘
It’s hard to keep going’Mr Hennesons wife, Rachel, has been the only one to be able to leave her home and go to the ski jumps.
She was on the slopes for more than a week in December and she has been left with little sleep.
“We’ve got a very cold winter here in New South Wares and the first snowfall is going to happen at the end of January, which is the worst of the year,” Ms Shih said.
Ms Shih, who has a degree in environmental science, says her husband’s experience has been a lesson in resilience.
“His story is just one that we’ve had to share with other people that have gone through this,” she said.
“And it’s very hard to stay going because you’ve got to keep moving forward, so it’s not a choice for you, but I would just say, I’m just going to keep pushing forward.”
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