There's a folk festival every year in Russia that celebrates the "waning of winter." In one of the events people climb a pole to touch a red box that symbolizes the sun.
There's video of one guy who made it up, but lost his grip on the way down and fell 23 feet. It's a surprise that he didn't die. He ended up fracturing his ribs and scapula, and a brain scan was negative . . . but he's being monitored just in case.