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Speed Descent
« on: April 03, 2008, 06:54:27 AM »



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FLINTSHIRE, NORTH WALES (Team Geared Up) - Today www.climbing.com report that Frenchman, François Bon, has made a speed-flying descent of the south face of Aconcagua. Bon, already with a descent of the Eiger by the west and north faces, as well as Mont Blanc already under his belt is one of this sports leading activists.

Bon summited Aconcagua, 22,841-foot, after an 11-day approach in early-winter conditions. Skiing off the snowfields on top, he descended the 9,000-foot south face in 4 minutes 50 seconds. “With the altitude it goes so fast!” Bon said. “I fell from the sky along the walls.”

Don’t confuse this with paragliding! With wings half the size of regular paragliding canopies, speed-flyers hit speeds of 50 mph or more during their descents; Check the video below to see his 2007 descent of the Eiger:FLINTSHIRE, NORTH WALES (Team Geared Up) - Today www.climbing.com report that Frenchman, François Bon, has made a speed-flying descent of the south face of Aconcagua. Bon, already with a descent of the Eiger by the west and north faces, as well as Mont Blanc already under his belt is one of this sports leading activists.

Bon summited Aconcagua, 22,841-foot, after an 11-day approach in early-winter conditions. Skiing off the snowfields on top, he descended the 9,000-foot south face in 4 minutes 50 seconds. “With the altitude it goes so fast!” Bon said. “I fell from the sky along the walls.”

Don’t confuse this with paragliding! With wings half the size of regular paragliding canopies, speed-flyers hit speeds of 50 mph or more during their descents; Check the video below to see his 2007 descent of the Eiger:

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2008, 07:02:29 AM »

 Holy Sheep

That was *goshdarn* Awesome!
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2008, 07:19:41 AM »



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These people in the world make me feel like such a *humid grotto*.   Anonymous

Very cool.

Have you seen the dudes who are planning on jumping from a plane and landing on their feet? No parachutes. Look like big flying squirrels.

I'm with you. I did a new trick at the terrain park this winter and thought I was all that. Then I see vids like this and realize where I stand on the thrillseeking scale.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2008, 07:22:05 AM »


Have you seen the dudes who are planning on jumping from a plane and landing on their feet? No parachutes. Look like big flying squirrels.


Yeah, the one guy was on Stewart or Colbert recently.  Crazy bastages.
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These people in the world make me feel like such a *humid grotto*.   Anonymous

Very cool.

Have you seen the dudes who are planning on jumping from a plane and landing on their feet? No parachutes. Look like big flying squirrels.

I'm with you. I did a new trick at the terrain park this winter and thought I was all that. Then I see vids like this and realize where I stand on the thrillseeking scale.
On the thrillseeking scale I'm right up there with picking daises.
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Re: Speed Descent
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 07:44:35 AM »

 Holy Sheep  Shocked


These people in the world make me feel like such a *humid grotto*.   Anonymous

ditto

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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 08:39:14 AM »

*Humid Grottos* R Us  Shocked
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« Reply #7 on: April 03, 2008, 09:14:42 AM »

*Humid Grottos* R Us  Shocked

LOL
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FLINTSHIRE, NORTH WALES (Team Geared Up) - Today www.climbing.com report that Frenchman, François Bon, has made a speed-flying descent of the south face of Aconcagua. Bon, already with a descent of the Eiger by the west and north faces, as well as Mont Blanc already under his belt is one of this sports leading activists.

Bon summited Aconcagua, 22,841-foot, after an 11-day approach in early-winter conditions. Skiing off the snowfields on top, he descended the 9,000-foot south face in 4 minutes 50 seconds. “With the altitude it goes so fast!” Bon said. “I fell from the sky along the walls.”

Don’t confuse this with paragliding! With wings half the size of regular paragliding canopies, speed-flyers hit speeds of 50 mph or more during their descents; Check the video below to see his 2007 descent of the Eiger:

FLINTSHIRE, NORTH WALES (Team Geared Up) - Today www.climbing.com report that Frenchman, François Bon, has made a speed-flying descent of the south face of Aconcagua. Bon, already with a descent of the Eiger by the west and north faces, as well as Mont Blanc already under his belt is one of this sports leading activists.

Bon summited Aconcagua, 22,841-foot, after an 11-day approach in early-winter conditions. Skiing off the snowfields on top, he descended the 9,000-foot south face in 4 minutes 50 seconds. “With the altitude it goes so fast!” Bon said. “I fell from the sky along the walls.”

Don’t confuse this with paragliding! With wings half the size of regular paragliding canopies, speed-flyers hit speeds of 50 mph or more during their descents; Check the video below to see his 2007 descent of the Eiger:
Wow, the echo even made it to North Carolina!
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Re: Speed Descent
« Reply #9 on: April 03, 2008, 04:32:34 PM »

Dude, if you *fudge* up and catch a tip on a rock Shocked
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