The quest for un-policed precipices to wingsuit from has brought Sean Leary, Jeff Shapiro, and Charley Kurlinkus out to the High Plains of the American West. The cliff they find among the rolling seas of grass is spectacular, the weather less so.
45-mph wind gusts stymie the guys' efforts at first, but they hunker down and wait out the storm. When the wind dies it's smooth suiting from the rocky tip of the un-named peak into the scree-filled ravine below. We don't like the look of the hike out, though.
Clandestine Wingsuit Pilots Have a Wind Problem | Mountain Flying USA with Sean Leary, Ep. 4
Wingsuit Base jumping in America is experiencing a revolution. Until recently, wingsuit base jumpers required massive overhanging cliffs with lots of room to fly away. In the USA those big walls are mostly in national parks where jumping is prohibited. Recent advances in wing suit design, technique, and pilot skill have opened the doors to possibility. Now, a small crag atop a big hill combined with a little imagination and a thirst for adventure is a perfect recipe for human flight. Watch as the sport of wing suit flying in the USA is reborn outside of national parks. Join pilots Charley Kurlinkus, Sean Leary, and Jeff Shapiro in their quest for new & legal wing suit base jumps across North America.
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