The woman arrested for her role in an illegal BASE jump from the PEAK 2 PEAK gondola in February has issued an apology.
Kathleen Adams, an Ontario native, gave the written statement through her lawyer to Whistler-based Pique News Magazine. She has been accused of helping BASE jumper Graham Dickinson, who is the man that allegedly performed the illegal jump from the gondola. Dickinson has yet to be located by mounties.
Adams is facing charges of mischief to property over $5,000 and obstruction after allegedly providing misleading information to a police officer. None of the allegations have been proven in court but the charges could possibly bring up to 10 years in prison for the 23-year-old woman.
The video of the jump, shot by a GoPro strapped to Dickinson, shows the gondola doors being forced open and then Dickinson jumping out the doors. Whistler Blackcomb said the cost to repair the cabin doors was $10,000.
Saying it’s been a life-changing experience for her, Adams said in her statement that she wanted to address the severity of her actions in hopes of preventing a similar incident. Adams also intimated that she was approached to film the jump and “stupidly agreed to join in.”
Since the stunt, she has been banned from all Whistler Blackcomb establishments.