BASE jump is insanely interesting and exciting, but also extremely dangerous. Each of the basic jumpers risks taking another jump. Unfortunately, not everything goes according to plan, which leads to terrible consequences. This is exactly what happened to the famous young 31-year-old Alexander Polly, whose jump in the French Alps near Chamonix was the last fatal for him on August 22, 2016. How did he embark on this path and how did it all begin?
Alexander Polly, future pioneer of skydivers and skydivers, was born in Norway on June 26, 1985. Unfortunately, practically nothing is known about his childhood and youth, as well as about when he immediately began to practice ski jumping. But, of course, he became the most enthusiastic base jumper and wingsuit. He had dual citizenship – he was a citizen of both Norway and Italy. Continue reading
Anyone who is at least a little engaged or interested in mountaineering, probably knows such a famous person as Reinhold Messner. This person is a true legend, some achievements, which so far no one could and did not dare to repeat.
Born in northern Italy, in a town called Brixen. This city is located in the Alps, which is why Reinhold has such a love of the mountains. Also, proximity to them taught him to climb perfectly on them, and also helped to better know them and study behavior.
This man in his entire life conquered many mountain peaks, and he made his first ascent in 1970 as a student. Also at this age, namely 26 years old, he ended up in the Himalayas with his younger brother Gunther. Their goal was to climb Nangaparbat. He made his last ascent in 1986, after which he took up other dangerous trips. Continue reading
Uli Shtek, the future legend of conquering the peaks, the Swiss Machine and the owner of two Golden Ice Axes, was born on October 4, 1977 in Switzerland in Langnau im Emmental. He was fond of hockey and skiing as a child. He became interested in mountaineering as a 12-year-old boy. In adolescence, he trained at climbing gyms. At the age of 18, having gained good physical and psychological shape, he already went through some of the most difficult and dangerous routes in the Alps.
Despite his youth, Uli Shtek conquered difficult peaks one after another. By the age of 25, he already had an impressive and respectful track record. In 1998, a young mountaineer single-handedly reached the summit of Mengch on Heston’s lobby. In 2001, the Pointe-Walker of the Grand Joras Massif obeyed him. In addition, this route was extreme and extremely difficult. In the same year, along with Uli Buler, the athlete first climbed Pumori – the peak in the Himalayas in the Mahalangur-Himal mountain range. The route was a little less than one and a half kilometers. About a year later, in 2002, together with Sean Easton, the Swiss Car made its own route to Alaska to Dickey, which was called Blood from Stone. Continue reading