Here’s a little flashback to last summer in Norway. Just wanted to share the feeling of base jumping off the edge, flying from Smellveggen exit to landing at the Lower Ladder landing area. So the video and sound is uncut from my gopro, to share my point of view. At the exit I was trying to convince my friend Martin, who jumped with me, to land in the water just for the fun of it – but he did not seem very hooked on this particular idea.
The year before I actually decided myself to test out the Lysefjord water temperature. Take a look at these screen grabs from the video – sorry about the poor quality, but I decided to leave my Canon 5D behind on this jump.
If you want to see the waterlanding in the Lysefjord, it is the last part of this video from 2011:
Tracking is progressing – Check out super-tracker Rami Kajala’s latest video. To me it almost looks like he is flying a “shitty little wingsuit”. But in reality he is rocketing the new Phoenix-Fly Power Tracking Suit – or just PTS – to pure excellence. The lines Rami is flying stand out from anything I have ever seen, so lean forward and watch his latest video!
It’s here, the official video from the base jumping and climbing expedition to Colombian Sierra Nevada del Cocuy. Truly looks like an awesome team and a magnificent place on earth to visit! Read the full article here and get a unique insight into their struggles to succeed on their quest.
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With the new release of the documentary “Birdmen: The Original Dream of Flight”, Team Thirteen have created an honest and exceptional view into the world of wingsuit base jumping. Matt Gerdes, Mike Steen, Ellen Brennan and Loic Jean-Albert share their world with all of us, and takes the viewer to the very edge of the cliff and beyond. I for sure felt like I was there, flying full speed past the steep landscapes, diving into canyons and cracks!
Evolution of wingsuit proximity flying
A documentary that stays true to the base jumping community in every sense. Unlike most other base jumping related documentaries shown on TV, where every third sentence contains words like death, if they make a small mistake, illegal or adrenalin junkies, this documentary takes us through the evolution of wingsuit skydiving to base jumping proximity flying. Matt, Mike and Ellen speak their minds and invites everyone along, invites everyone into their beautiful world of human flight.
Anticipation, Silence, Focus – the true feeling of the moment before stepping off the edge!
Having stood there on the edge myself many times (in a tracking suit), I can highly recommend one particular moment in this documentary. I enjoyed this a lot, and watched over and over again. I hope
that this film can let any non-base jumper share just a tiny bit of this unique feeling. The section between 20:55 and 21:20 where the team inch their way to the exit point. Thanks for not having any voice-over or loud music in this section – this part, to me, truly portrays the unique feeling on the edge just before exit. This is part of what makes base jumping so special, where each jumper mentally prepares him- or herself, the silent focussed last few steps towards the edge…
Rent it or buy it – it’s really worth watching
Base jumper or non-base jumper. Pay the small rental fee and put it up on a big screen with volume set to LOUD!
Check out the trailer