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Cedric Dumont – through the Crack Gorge in Switzerland

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Cedric Dumont

Wingsuit Gliding through the ‘Crack’ Gorge in Switzerland

Soaring at speeds of up to 160 kilometers per hour, Belgium BASE jumper Cedric Dumont has embarked on his latest conquest – taming the ‘Crack’ gorge in Switzerland’s beautiful Churfirsten mountains.
During his two minute descent Dumont is seen only meters from the rock face.

Churfirsten is a mountain range in the Canton of St. Gallen, Switzerland. They form the natural boundary between the canton’s Toggenburg and Sarganserland districts. They are the southernmost range of the Appenzell Alps, separated from the Glarus Alps by the Seez river and Lake Walen. They consist of a limestone ridge running east to west, with the individual peaks formed by erosion. The ridge is defined much more sharply to the south than to the north, with an almost vertical drop of several hundred meters towards Walenstadtberg and eventually Lake Walen at 419 m. The southern slope of the range was significantly formed by the Rhine Glacier during the Würm glaciation.

Pedra da Gavea – Mikolaj Twin

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Pedra da Gavea, Rio de Janeiro

Mikolaj Twin Wingsuit Base Jump in Brazil

Pedra da Gávea is a mountain in Tijuca Forest, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Composed of granite and gneiss, its elevation is 844 metres (2,769 ft), making it one of the highest mountains in the world that ends directly in the ocean. Trails on the mountain were opened up by the local farming population in the early 1800s; today, the site is under the administration of the Tijuca National Park.

The mountain’s name translates as Rock of the Topsail, and was given to it during the expedition of Captain Gaspar de Lemos, begun in 1501, and in which the Rio de Janeiro bay (today Guanabara Bay, but after which the city was named) also received its name. The mountain, one of the first in Brazil to be named in Portuguese, was named by the expedition’s sailors, who compared its silhouette to that of the shape of a topsail of a carrack upon sighting it on January 1, 1502. That name in turn came to be given to the Gávea area of the city of Rio de Janeiro.

Differential weathering on one side of the rock has created what is described as a stylized human face. Markings on another face of the rock have been described as an inscription. Geologists and scientists are nearly in agreement that the “inscription” is the result of erosion and that the “face” is a product of pareidolia. Furthermore, the consensus of archaeologists and scholars in Brazil is that the mountain should not be viewed as an archaeological site.

Great wingsuit base jump of Mikolaj Twin from Pedra da Gávea in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

Pryce Brown EuroTrip

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Pryce Brown EuroTrip

BASE jump, Speedfly – Lauterbrunnen area, Switzerland

The second installment of the Euroland canopy adventures takes place mainly in the Bernese Alps in Switzerland. Sloppy aerials, wingsuit flights, waterfall speedflights, and (dis)tasteful male nudity all occurred in spades. I’m forever thankful to my “special” friends for helping me seem normalish. Also, a shout out to Freeboern Air Sports and EraThr3 for enabling my summer silliness.

Music:
Son of a Gun (Yuksek remix) – Oh Land
Morning Glory – Poldoore

Flying Dagger – Jeb Corliss

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Jeb Corliss

A Wingsuit documentary about Jeb Corliss directed and produced by Iiro Seppänen

January 2012, Jeb Corliss, the world’s most recognized wingsuit pilot, miraculously survived a terminal velocity wingsuit accident at Table Mountain, South Africa. For the first time ever, you will get to hear what really happened and witness never-before-seen angles from this tragic accident.
Because of his accident, Jeb endured painful operations and physiotherapy in order to get to his next mission: to fly through a narrow crack in the Jianglang Mountains in China’s Zhejian Province, which is only 60 feet (18m) wide at the top and 15 feet (4.5m) at the bottom. “Flying Dagger” gives an up-close and personal insight into the career and achievements of Corliss in the lead up to this spectacular flight. This film is an inspiring story about redemption, a man’s journey to face his demons, to fulfill his dreams and strong determination to make them a reality.

Jeb Corliss – One of the world’s foremost and best known BASEjumper / Wingsuit pilots, Jeb Corliss has dedicated his life to “Human flight”. With over 1,200 jumps under his belt, he has hurled himself off of spectacular venues including from the top of the Eiffel Tower, The Golden Gate Bridge and The Petronas Towers in Malaysia, to name a few. Jeb Corliss is also a motivational speaker, Stunt Artist/Advisor (most recently on the set of the new Point Break film) as well as special appearances in film, television and live events (Including Super Bowl XXXVIII).