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The Dawn of Skylining

Within a few weeks of an unsuccessful attempt by French adventure athletes, “Sketchy” Andy Lewis and a small crew of daredevils put up and walked the world’s highest highline. At more than 4,000 feet off the ground this amazing feat was achieved with the dramatic assistance two hot air balloons. As part of a remarkable […]

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Help Ammon

I have a soft spot in my heart for anyone with the audacity to believe he can fly. I’m even more impressed by those who actually figure out a way to make it happen. So whenever I see one of these wonderful maniacs fall I want to do all that I can to help them […]

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Inspired by Bridge Day

The dream of flight is a primal urge. And even though our species has evolved a respectful fear of falling it’s likely that most everyone has imagined what it must be like to soar through the air like a bird, to see the world from a great height and land safely to ground. On a […]

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There will be jumping

  Traveling this week to Fayetteville, West Virginia to cover the festivities at Bridge Day! There will indeed be jumping. The Joy Trip Project is made possible with the support of Subaru, Sony and Red Bull.

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The Adventurer’s Insurance Conumdrum

Throw yourself off a cliff and you only have yourself to blame for what happens next. The consequences of adventure sports are brought most clearly into focus when you think about what could go wrong in a pastime as dangerous as BASE jumping. Defined as a parachute leap from a building, antenna, span (bridge) or […]

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Tandem BASE Jumping

The sun rises quickly across the Utah desert. Early morning waves of radiant energy cast long shadows and warm the parched red sand. At dawn near Canyonlands National Park about 35 miles from Moab the air is calm on the rim of Mineral Canyon, a place the locals call “The Sweet Spot.” Not so sweet […]

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Taking Flight with MountainFilm

How can you be uninspired when you have friends who can fly? An entire world of possibilities unfolds before you when they encourage you to take flight as well. And though most would consider BASE Jumping more like a controlled fall, the moment you take that leap into space a thousand feet above the ground […]

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5Point Inspired Slack Life

I woke up this morning nowhere I expected to be. After a 3-hour joy trip from Carbondale, Colorado I found myself in Moab, Utah. I’d originally planned to camp by the river on the edge of town. Instead I wound up having to pick between sleeping on a cozy couch or way up high in […]

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