Zak Tessier is a bit of an odd duck – if you have hung out much in Lodi, CA, or Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland, then you’ve probably met him – living out of a van, living to jump – and you probably sensed his intense dedication to our sport, and for pushing himself to a higher level each day. His raw, frothy passion for BASE is almost freakish, and can make a normally passionate jumper feel somewhat lame and part-time by comparison.
“Zak Tessier – the multitool, the swiss army knife of the sky. Not only versatile with the skills of wingsuiting, BASE jumping, aerial photography, and canopy piloting, Zak is also our engineer. If we can think it, he can build it and rig it.” – Harry Parker Continue reading Zak Tessier→
First Wingsuit Flight from Brevent with Alexander Polli
In Episode 5 Nate steps up the difficulty of his jumping before he takes on his goal of the summer, wingsuit jumping the notoriously technical, difficult and dangerous Brevent.
GroWings is a six-episode web series which follows wingsuit pilot Nathan Jones over the summer, traveling and training throughout the mountains of Europe to prepare himself to reach the goal of flying the more technical and advanced terrain of Brevent in Chamonix, France.
Credits: Music – Elegant Euphoria by Chris Haigh – Black Dub by Peter McIsaac
Camera man and editor – Mateffy Istvan
Wingsuit Cameraman – Brian Drake and Zak Tessier
Special thank you to: Brian Drake, Alexander Polli, Zak Tessier, Carlos Pedro Briceno and Jools Bee.
Director: Mateffy Istvan
Producer: Mateffy Istvan
Athletes: Nathan Jones, Alexander Polli, Zak Tessier, Alex Miziuk
First Wingsuit Flight from Brevent with Alexander Polli | GroWings, Ep. 5
How bout in the most beautiful place ever? Lucky boy Zak Tessier got to do it — watch this video and you’ll be right there!
September 3, 2013:
‘Zak Tessier makes his first flight in a wingsuit off the top of the Aiguille du Midi. It is morning and the face is still in the shade. He lands, the radio crackles and plans are made to head back up in the afternoon to make a jump into the setting sun.
‘With no official authorization we are forced to wait until the Aiguille is closed, and climb the South face. This works out perfectly as that means that we are alone in one of the most beautiful places in the world to fly a wingsuit.’
GroWings – Wingsuit Speed Training With Alexander Polli in Italy.
Episode 3 takes us to Monte Brento, Italy to follow Nate as he trains with Alexander Polli and other friends. He starts to learn to fly his suit with more speed and aggression and slowly edges closer and closer to terrain.
GroWings is a six-episode web series which follows wingsuit pilot Nathan Jones over the summer, traveling and training throughout the mountains of Europe to prepare himself to reach his goal of flying the more technical and advanced terrain of Brévent in Chamonix, France. We welcome you to an insight into the amazing community and lifestyle of BASE jumpers and wingsuit flyers.
Wingsuit flyers: Nathan Jones, Alexander Polli, Jarno Cordia, Carlos Pedro Briceño, Zak Tessier