For thrill-seekers, it doesn’t get much better than sun, fresh air, a scenic view and a 1,500m drop off the peak of Tianmen Mountain, regarded as a heavenly garden owing to its rare species of plants and old trees. These two adrenaline junkies from Norway made a journey all the way to Hunan for their fix.
Wing suits are sometimes referred to as “flying squirrel suits” because of their resemblance of the animal in flight. Although you can’t be blamed for presuming wingsuits make you fly, wingsuiters are actually in free-fall. The suit allows them to attain a glide ratio of roughly 2:5:1, meaning that for every two metres fallen they gain give metres moving forward. If you ever go wingsuit flying remember to take a parachute, or else look forward to the abrupt splat when you land.
This parachuter looks like he’s attempting wingsuit surfing (don’t try this at home).
If adrenaline is your choice of drug, but have a little problem called vertigo, Tianmen Mountain still has more to offer. Watch the high-octane video below of the Redbull Tianmenshan Drift King Battle!
by Dan Cunningham