ULI EMANUELE - REAL EXTREME!
According to statistics, about 72% of athletes involved in base jumping (jumping from fixed objects) die. But this did not stop Uli Emanuele from becoming the “god” of wingsuit flights…

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"Red Angels" Alpine Peaks
The town of Zermatt in the Swiss Alps, at first glance, is no different from neighboring towns and villages. The same neat houses with a bright smear of indispensable geranium…

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Diving and divers
It is safe to say that diving has become one of the most popular types of sports entertainment in recent years. And in terms of development dynamics it can only…

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Base jumping. The most dangerous kind of extreme.

Why base jumping is considered the most dangerous kind of extreme
Base jumping is rightly considered a more dangerous form of hobby than its ancestor – parachuting. The difference lies in the fact that in parachuting, jumps take place from significantly higher altitudes, to which athletes are delivered using aircraft (airplanes, helicopters, balloons, etc.). At the same time, the recommended distance to the ground, at which it is necessary to open the parachute, is about 500-600 meters. In this case, in case of failure of the main parachute, the person has 10-11 seconds to free from the idle and the deployment of a reserve parachute. Base jumpers jump from a much lower height and the entire flight usually takes less than 6 seconds. Spare parachute just becomes useless. The problem is that due to the lower falling speed, the required exhaust force of the exhaust parachute to open the main dome is simply not enough. Therefore, traditional parachutes are not suitable for base jumping. For this extreme hobby, special satchels and parachutes equipped with large exhaust domes are being developed. Continue reading

SEAN ROGER WHITE – REAL EXTREME

There are individuals in the world of sports, cinema or music who are admired for their actions. Such can safely be attributed to the red-haired guy – Sean Roger White. He is rightfully the best snowboarder in the world and the Olympic champion. For the appearance and style of riding a guy began to be called – Flying Tomato.

CHILDHOOD

Sean was born into a family of a waitress and a plumber in September 1986 in California (USA). The family constantly moved from one place to another and lived in a van. The only entertainment they could afford was skiing on the slopes of the mountains. The guy’s parents fanatically loved snowboarding, although at that time this sport did not bring any income. They allowed the boy not to go to school and train hard, believing that with the help of the board their son would get rich. Continue reading

JEAN-PHILIPPE AUCLAIR – REAL EXTREME!

Freestyler Jean-Philippe Oakler was born in Saint-Foix, Quebec on August 22, 1977. He was known by the nickname J.P. At a young age he showed talent in the traditional disciplines of skiing. However, all the basic rules and requirements established by FIS severely limited his freedom, so JP left the classic freestyle and started inventing his own tricks.

He had like-minded people like Vincent Dorion and Shane Zox, JF Cusson and Mike Douglas. Newspapers dubbed the team “The New Canadian Air Force.” The young extremal regularly won prizes in big air. At the age of 34, he moved to live in the mountainous Switzerland – the dream of any skier.

In order to get permission to perform new tricks on the mogul highway, J.P. sometimes had to do paperwork for several months. Continue reading

DEAN POTTER
Dean Potter is an incredible person. A solo climber, a climber, a climber, a base jumper, a highliner, as well as a baseball player. This person is known to everyone…

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UELI STECK - REAL EXTREME!
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…

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Long way to the top
How long has Chomolungma become a magnet for climbers? - Oddly enough, this sounds, but Dzhomolungme "old" is only 130 years old. More precisely, from the moment when “the mother…

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JEAN-PHILIPPE AUCLAIR - REAL EXTREME!
Freestyler Jean-Philippe Oakler was born in Saint-Foix, Quebec on August 22, 1977. He was known by the nickname J.P. At a young age he showed talent in the traditional disciplines…

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