2011. Ocean coast of Portugal. A surrealistic picture worthy of the brush of the best masters of this genre – a huge wave 24 meters high rushes to land at a speed of 50 km / h, and a tiny human figure is visible on its crest, gliding across the thickness of water on a funny plaque. A moment – and the stranger flies down the steep, changeable wall, so that after a while, as if nothing had happened, appear on the shore with a broad smile on his tanned face. Let me introduce – this is Garrett McNamara, a surfer with pronounced extreme inclinations, and just now, he has set a world achievement, which will soon be fixed on the pages of the Guinness Book of Records! Continue reading
Flying a person in the air is the dream of many, but do you think this is impossible? But the Swiss Yves Rossi will not agree with you. As a pilot and inventor, he brought his dream to life. He invented a wingpack that allows a person to feel like a bird, and to this day continues to improve it.
Yves Rossi was born in Switzerland on August 27, 1959. From school years, the boy was drawn to the sky, drawn to fly. His favorite pastime was making difficult jumps from trees and high fences. By this, he secured several fractures for himself, which did not at all discourage his desire to fly into the air.
When he was 20 years old, Yves Rossi entered the service in the aviation forces, and later entered the flight school. Having become a fighter pilot, young Yves got into aerial reconnaissance and served in her squadron for several years. Four years later, Rossi began working as a flight school instructor, and ultimately became a pilot of the Boeing-747 airliner. Continue reading
There are not many true skyrunners in the world for 2019. This sport is not common for a huge audience of people. Its goal is to conquer mountain peaks and hills at a speed. That is, athletes in the literal sense of the word rise to a height in order to fix time in the future. Skyrunning involves precisely the speed of movement of a person on the ground. Kilian Jornet Burgada is a prominent representative of this sport.
It came at the beginning of 1999. It was then that Kilian first became acquainted with mountaineering. And the following year he became a participant in the race for the Spanish Cup La Molina. Even then, the young man showed himself from the very best side, eliminating a different opinion about the unpreparedness and lack of stamina. By the way, already in 2001 the first offers on professional sports followed. Continue reading