Via Ferrata is an exit point in the Swiss Valley. Its mostly a wingsuit jump because of the quick start time of the terrain. You have 7 seconds to impact. So you must be moving pretty quickly if you're going to make it past the tree covered ledge below. A slightly intimidating thought while standing at an exit point. But, I'm set. My starts are fast, my exits are solid, my flights are stable. Only thing standing in my way is the most rainy season that Europe has seen since 1965.
I’m always amazed at the time I spend preparing for a BASE trip in comparison to the time I’ll actually spend in flight for it. It’s not uncommon I spend over twenty hours planning a trip that only yields about three-minutes of flight time. Hours are spent on logistical preparation, travel time, location and exit-point scouting and hiking. On paper, the time spent planning for a flight vs. flight time doesn’t seem to add up, yet time and time again those few seconds in flight are so potent it makes it’s all worth it.
2014 has been turning out to be a spectacular year so far with the newest member added to the family- my little fur face, and great flying conditions! I had been planning to spend my winter season speedriding and skiing non-stop, but with the marginal snow conditions, I have reverted back to my summer sports plan and have been wingsuiting in the Chamonix valley all season!
A couple months ago I decided to take a break from working in mental health and refresh my perspective by working at the Next Adventure Paddle Sports Center. It has been a nice change of pace to say the least.The thing I wanted to highlight, is something we call the Get Out and Paddle. Every second, third and fourth week of the month (November through March) we offer a free kayaking trip on various local rivers. The difficulty of river is determined by the week, meaning week two is class two, etc. The trip is...
AHHH, The Grand Canyon of the Colorado River! This is a remarkable adventure, filled with super fun rapids, amazing surf waves, inspiring canyons, tremendous beauty, epic geology, and vistas that take your breath away. Not to mention, killer camping and seventeen days on the river, deep in the canyon, with your friends!