Trond this is incredible - thrilling. What a unique way to photograph the terrain or a Norwegian fiord. I thoroughly enjoyed it but am not in the least tempted to try it. Fran
Frances HoweyLondon, Ontario, CanadaZone 5b
I'm with you Fran.....what a rush tho', just watching this was so exciting! I can't ever imagine getting up the nerve to jump off that cliff!!! :o :o :o
Hubbardton, VT, Zone 4
Well I don't know about gardening being so sedate, even at this time of year, but that certainly perked me up! :o :o :o Probably like nearly everyone else, I re-watched it, then looking at the native flora. I am glad the video wasn't just the flight itself. The "trajectory" map was especially informative.
I used to dream I could fly, not quite like Superman, and it was a little wacky (Aren't all dreams?) how I would take off, but it was a lot of cerebral fun, and I always woke up happy. ;D
Rick Rodich zone 4a. Annual precipitation ~24 inches
near Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
[glow=red,2,300]WOW!![/glow] He was going "#%^@<':?&*!!" fast!! What a thrill! :D
From the High Desert Steppe
of the Great Basin and the Eastern
Escarpment of the Sierra Nevada Range
Located in Reno/Sparks,NV zone 6-7
John P Weiser
Wow, what fun! but, and there's a but! I don't think I could jump off that cliff either. What am I saying, I know I wouldn't/couldn't jump off that cliff. It's spectacular, though.
Faith S. Gardening in central Alberta climate, from min. -44 c to max. 36+ C. ( not often! ) Avg. annual precip. ~ 48 cm Altitude ~ 820 m. Have "frying pan gardens" up around the house, and also some woodland areas down the pa
Holy CRAP, that's unbelievable. Thrilling to be sure. I guess there's little room for error! I'll gladly take the sedate life of gardening.
Massachusetts, USA, near the New Hampshire border USDA Zone 5
antennaria at aol.com
I think he was just checking out the cliff for future seed collecting.
From the Wet Coast of British Columbia, Canada
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I am not sure those guys think of flowers ;DI prefere to walk down myself. Much better time to investigate the "native flora" ;)
It is an epidemic here to fly, jump or ski from every summit you can find :o
Rogaland, Norway - with cool, often rainy summers (29C max) and mild, often rainy winters (180 cm/year)!
We have mechanisms to aid in the face of danger, here it so overcompensates as to provide a (?) addictive thrill -- until perhaps - - - splat! Here the risk is great, but the potential benefit is only survival - - - and the rush.
I'll stick with gardening, too.
Charles Swanson (attempting to live in the real world) (I did enjoy watching, thanks for the link)
NE Massachusetts (New England) USA zone 6 (5B to 6B)
gardens visited, photographs: www.flickr.com/photos/wildmeadow