Red Bull’s wing suit team fly around the Swiss Alps in this epic video.
We join Mike Swanson, Miles Daisher and Andy Farrington as they fly around the cavernous Alps mountain range in Switzerland. The region is home to some of the biggest peaks in the world. It’s a haven for skiers and climbers. But a lot of people don’t know that it’s also a haven for wing suit pilots as well.
If you’re not familiar with the sport of wing suiting, basically you put of a winged outfit that allows you to glide through the air. You also wear a parachute which you release much later on than you would do if you were skydiving. What’s impressive about the athletes in this vid is just how close they fly to the ground. What’s even more scary is when they weave in and out of trees. These guys are seasoned pros, so they know what they’re doing, but it’s still hair-raising to watch. They voluntarily leap off of high mountains and they can’t afford to make any mistakes. If just one thing went wrong, their lives would be in serious danger.
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