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Nissan outdoor games 2009

November 15, 2008

A big shout goes out to all extreme sports enthusiasts to attend the 2009 Nissan Outdoor Games which will be held at Chamonix, France from Saturday 14th February to Friday 29th February.

The concept is to create a 5-minute film uniting 5 outdoor sports activities: Mountaineering, Snowboarding, Paragliding & Hang gliding, Skiing, BASE Jumping & Wingsuit flying. The world’s best specialists in each discipline utilize their creativity and sense of adaptation to present their sport and their level of performance to enrich a scenario.

The teams will have 7 days (from Saturday February 14th to Friday February 20th, 6pm) to film and edit a short 5-minute film: a definite challenge. All teams will be working on the same playground, the massive Mont Blanc mountain range.

It will be a lot of fun as can be seen from the video of the 2008 event which can be seen below – thanks anton9393 – so why don’t you get your boney butts down there.

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No one had ever done that before

November 15, 2008

In part 3 of the Jeb Corliss story we learn more about what makes the brain of this fearless individual tick, how he has completed nearly 1,000 base jumps and about the people he works and lives with, including the late Dwain Weston, the craziest base jumper on the planet.

After his accident in South Africa Corliss was laid up in hospital for a month and left a changed man. ‘…..it makes you appreciate life so much more when you realise its (life) not permanent………and did I think about stopping……..never’.

But the statistics do not read well. Fatal accidents in the base jumping world, when someone crashes and is killed are referred to as having ‘gone in’ – since 1980 the recorded number of people who have ‘gone in’ is 100 but the real number is thought to be much higher. As Corliss says ‘ its like going to war……you never know who it is who will not come back this time’.

In October 2003 Jeb Corliss teamed up with his buddy Dwain Weston to attempt something that had never been done before. The plan was to jump from an aeroplane and wingsuit fly over and under the highest suspension bridge in the world at Royal River Gorge near Canon City in Colorado. Corliss was to fly under the bridge, Weston was to fly over the bridge and then they would both deploy their parachutes inside the gorge.

No one had ever done that before.

The story continues but I leave you with part 3 from excalibour88 – thanks guys.