"I learned to skydive, then BASE jump. I then learned to skydive with the wing-suit..." SOURCE
"...then after two years of training, I was jumping from cliffs with the suit." Image by Joby Ogwyn, SOURCE
Joby is in China for a race by the best 16 wing-suit pilots from around the world. A demonstration last year was watched live by over half a billion people in Asia. SOURCE
American Joby Ogwyn attempted to break the current Everest speed record. Teaming up with Ogwyn is Hungarian David Klein. Image of David (left) and Joby prior to departure, courtesy of Ogwyn's ActionTeamPlan website. Image by ActionTeamPlan courtesy ActionTeamPlan
Before launching to the edge of space, Felix has to go through pre-breathing in order to rid any Nitrogen from his body. While in the capsule, the helmet has an oxygen regulator to provide Felix with 100% oxygen to breathe, and his exhaled breath is then vented into the suit. courtesy Red Bull Stratos, SOURCE
Horia Colibasanu, Iñaki Ochoa, Jorge Egocheaga and Joby Ogwyn have set off from BC on an express push. Some other climbers on the spot may have joined them as well. In the image Joby, Joelle, Oscar, Jorge, Iñaki, Horia and Ignacio - courtesy of Iñaki Ochoa de Olza (click to enlarge).
Simone Moro is ready for a new round against Batura II. Image of Simone in BC courtesy of his website (click to enlarge).
"I would like to make the biggest BASE jump in the world from a Himalayan peak. I have plans for this next year with Jeb." courtesy Joby Ogwyn, SOURCE
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(Tina Sjogren) We were researching Hungarian David Klein for the upcoming Pakistan winter games when a familiar face showed up: American Joby Ogwyn. A new line (variant) on Makalu with the Spaniards and Inaki in 2004; one year later with Simone Moro on Batura II (at 7.762m then the highest unclimbed peak); Everest speed climb, Lhotse, Cho Oyu, attempts on K2 and Broad Peak...where was Joby now? BASE jumping and wing-suit flying has taken over his life the last six years, Joby told us when we found him - headed for the worlds...