Reality of human flight videos: BASE jumpers Geraldine Fasnacht and Aleksander Polli
Posted: Sep 06, 2012 01:39 pm EDT (Newsdesk) “Live with intention. Walk to the edge. Listen hard. Practice wellness. Play with abandon. Laugh. Choose to live with no regret.” This is BASE jumper Alexander Jolli’s philosophy.
The video below posted August 22, shows GoPro HD Athlete Alexander Jolli wingsuit diving in New Zealand, Switzerland, and Norway. “This is proximity flying with a wingsuit and proximity flying in tracking gear (tracksuit) without a wingsuit,” says the site, “tracking gear consists of a jacket and pants that inflate with air, which then increases push force when you move your body through the air.”
The following alert is added: “Proximity flying with a wingsuit is recommended only for very trained athletes and is considered a very dangerous sport. Proximity flying in tracking gear leaves even less margin for error and requires a more specific choice of flyable lines—if you get too deep, you don't have wings to help you get out.”
Still surfing the never-ending wave Géraldine posted several new videos on her website of a recent flight. The team was Géraldine Fasnacht, wingsuit flyer, Sam Beaugey, mountain guide, David Autheman, cameraman and Julien Meyer wingsuit flyer.
For more video and info of the Chamonix Mont Blanc flight, click here.
July 25th, 2012 climb and jump:
Géraldine Fasnacht grew up in the Swiss mountains. She started skiing at age 2 and switched to snowboarding at 10, then started climbing, mountain biking and hiking
Eventually she started skydiving. After 300 jumps she decided to go for BASE jumping and discovered the wing suit
As professional snowboarder Geraldine won the most prestigious world Freeride event, Verbier Xtrem three times. The snowboard made her want to really discover mountains, she says on her website. “It's like surfing a wave infinite. Happiness for me is to draw lines on the mountains that attract me, the great outdoors, the freedom.”
During an expedition on Baffin Island she did manage with a group of guides, BASE jumpers and mountain experts to be the first to jump off five cliffs including the 1770-meter Broad Peak, the highest cliff ever jumped.”
On December 13, 2009 she and Sam Beaugey, Sébastien Collomb-Gros and Manu Pellissier BASE jumped in Queen Maud Land Antarctica.
Alexander Jolli is a BASE Athlete, Wingsuit Pilot, Body flight professional and professional Skydiver. He knows Italian, English, French, Norwegian and is, according to him, a self-proclaimed philosopher.