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.
Heading back to the Swiss Valley was incredibly exciting for me. I was here last year with a slightly smaller wingsuit and less time for my trip. This year, I'm ready to rage. New suit in hand, one more year of experience under my belt, and 2 more weeks than I had last year. With a valley full of my friends ready to jump and party. Its like Disney World for BASE jumpers.
A few weeks ago I received a phone call from a close friend in Idaho asking if I would be willing to help out a family in need. This family had lost a great man, Vietnam Veteran, Frederick Kellerman. One of Fred’s dreams was to BASE jump off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho. Unfortunately, that dream was never fulfilled before he passed.
Breaking my femur in 2012 was not my finest moment in life. I took a lot of good lessons from that experience though. #1 Doing a TARD over off a cliff is a stupid thing to do. #2 If you break it, you better fix it. There was a lot I was limited from doing during my recovery. Mostly impact activities. I needed something to get back in shape and I didn't want to wait until I was cleared for running. This is when I found yoga. Yoga not only became a challenging and strength building activity in my...
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!