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 (flying in a suit resembling a flying squirrel). He made history by flying at a speed of 170 km / h through a small burning ring and a 2-meter gap in the rock.
Growing up period
The future athlete was born on October 23, 1985 in the Italian city of Bolzano, but lived in Pineto. There is no information about his family and his youth. It is only known that he was not the only extreme in the family, since Uli’s father loved to parachute. Continue reading
1. Volcano landing – extreme descent along the slope of the volcano.
Tourists visiting Nicaragua may be offered an extreme descent along the slope of the Black Mountain volcano, which erupted at least 23 times in a year and a half. In Central America, there are not many similar active volcanoes, which, in fact, attracts a significant number of tourists. The kind of surfing on the slopes of this volcano was invented by a local who moved to Australia from Nicaragua and acquired a hostel located at the foot of the mountain. The cost of such extreme entertainment is only $ 30. At the same time, those who wish will have to ride on the board not only in the snow, but also on the debris of ice and stone. For the first time, this is quite scary and can cause a sufficient amount of adrenaline to be released into the blood.
2. Leap into the crater of a volcano. Continue reading
Between us, to jump from a bridge 100 meters high, it’s not necessary to have great abilities. There is enough desire to experience mortal fear. You will also need a long elastic rope that needs to be tied to the legs, and – hurray! Head into the abyss. Just like James Bond.
Is it that simple? Sure. This proves the very popularity of “bungee jumping”, as rope jumping from dizzying heights is called: they have already become fashionable in California, Italy, Australia and New Zealand, becoming a new stunning attraction, accessible, however, for everyone. In Jamaica, for example, such a jump costs only $ 20. Where there are no high bridges, the tops of cliffs hanging over the sea, or gigantic trees, are used. As a last resort, they might even throw you off a helicopter – if you agree to pay well. Continue reading