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Naked ambition: man leaps for Foreshore tickets

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Megan Doherty

Matt Lambert completes his a naked skydive over Canberra to win a Golden Ticket to foreshore. Click for more photos

Matt Lambert skydives naked over Canberra

Matt Lambert took an 8,000 foot leap in the nude to win tickets to Foreshore. Photo: Colleen Petch

Kambah man Matt Lambert had just one concern about skydiving naked in Canberra this morning - and wasn't about protecting his delicate bits.

"The only thing I'm worried about is the cold," he told The Canberra Times yesterday.

Lambert jumped out of a plane and fell about 8,000 feet wearing nothing but a parachute about 8am this morning, all in a bid to win VIP tickets and backstage access to the Foreshore Music Festival at Commonwealth Park on November 24.

Coming down ... Lambert with Skydive Canberra instructor Curtis Morton.

Coming down ... Lambert with Skydive Canberra instructor Curtis Morton. Photo: Colleen Petch

The stunt was the result of a competition held by radio 104.7's Scotty and Nige, who posed the question, "What would you do to win?" to their listeners.

Lambert, along with 104.7 producer 'Super Joe', made the jump about 8am. 

Speaking with Scotty and Nige immediately after the jump, Lambert said he was still on a high - and still naked.

Lambert coming in to land.

Lambert coming in to land. Photo: Colleen Petch

"Adrenalin’s still going," he said. "It wasn’t as cold as I was thinking.

"The coldest part was when they opened the door."

When asked if he had any issues in his "nether regions" during the 8,000 foot fall, Lambert said he didn't really notice.

"I don’t think I was actually thinking about that too much, I was just reminding myself to breathe.

The 33-year-old who works for ACT Doorland in Hume told The Canberra Times yesterday he loves musical festivals and was prepared to take the big leap sans clothes to see his favourite band Temper Trap perform at Foreshore. Only problem is, Temper Trap aren't performing this year and were the headline act in 2010.

"Actually the Stafford Brothers are playing so I'll be happy to see them," he said.

His fiance has been the most taken aback by his high-jinks.

"She was a bit angry with me to start with but as soon as she found our her favourite band was playing as well she sort of came around and could see the funny side of it," he said.

That band was also Temper Trap. Mr Lambert might have some making up to do.

From the hundreds of suggestions sent in over the week- from having faces of the boys tattooed onto someone's bum to eating bug soup - they decided that if anyone is prepared to fall from 8,000 feet totally naked they deserve the tickets.

Mr Lambert's uncle Greg Sheedy used to work for Canberra Skydive, which planted the seed of the idea of the naked jump.

"I just had the idea and everyone said I should ring up," he said.

Mr Lambert and 'Super Joe' were originally planning to broadcast on-air during the fall, however had to jump slightly earlier than planned.

"Skydiving does not wait for news," Joe told Scotty and Nige this morning.

The jumpers landed with the team from Canberra Skydive adjacent to the Royal Australian Mint in Deakin.

with staff reporters

13 comments

  • It's cold up there. Look out for shrinkage...

    Commenter
    Hospes
    Date and time
    October 26, 2012, 8:58AM
    • Whats pink and wrinkly and hangs out your undies, your Granny HA HA! I should get paid for my contributions.

      Commenter
      Pickled Herring
      Location
      Frankston
      Date and time
      October 26, 2012, 9:22AM
    • Oh Pickled Herring, you'll get what's coming to you with jokes like that...

      Commenter
      Hospes
      Date and time
      October 26, 2012, 11:44AM
    • Explains the odd whistling noise i heard this morning.

      Commenter
      J72
      Date and time
      October 26, 2012, 12:22PM
    • The whistling was my false teeth rattling in the wind...!

      Commenter
      Pickled Herring
      Location
      Frankston
      Date and time
      October 26, 2012, 3:41PM
  • Oh, Scotty and Nige! Where do they come up with these hilarious and super funny stunts?!!

    But seriously I like this because it's really quirky but in that totally obvious and stupid Scotty and Nige way.

    Commenter
    Awkward_Beans
    Date and time
    October 26, 2012, 10:38AM
    • Geez you would give everything not to be Curtis Morton!

      Commenter
      The Facts
      Location
      Canberra
      Date and time
      October 26, 2012, 12:51PM
      • Thats assuming Mr. Morton ..

        Commenter
        Smelly
        Date and time
        October 26, 2012, 1:46PM
    • I see even Prince Albert made an appearance in the second last photograph. Hahaha<Doctor Evil says> "There's really nothing like a shorn scrotum, it's breathtaking, you should try it."

      Commenter
      Adam Newstead
      Date and time
      October 26, 2012, 1:45PM
      • I was thinking of knitting a sweater....ball size!

        Commenter
        Pickled Herring
        Location
        Frankston
        Date and time
        October 26, 2012, 3:42PM

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