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Extreme Sports +Beautiful Landscapes

A few clips from flying in Switzerland the last two weeks, plus some old ones.. First shot is from Trond Teigen (http://www.youtube.com/JumpTeigen )

 

Beautiful physical geography and extreme sports with a video camera gives us a spectacular view of some glaciated valleys, cliff faces, fjords and mountainous terrain. 

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Lauren Stahowiak's curator insight, February 27, 5:48 PM

The extremity of wing-suiting over Switzerland embraces the natural beauty of its mountains and valleys. This sport is very dangerous and daring, but pays off in excitement and unbeatable views. 

James Hobson's curator insight, October 9, 10:18 PM

(Europe topic 3)

Though I probably won't ever do this in my lifetime, I can definitely say I can see the enjoyment of this extreme sport. Aside form the adrenaline rush, it would be like dropping yourself into a screen of Google Earth, like zooming in and scrolling as you glide into the valley. Being a firm believer in first-hand experience as the most effective learning strategy, calling this high-flying sport educational is safe (pun intended!) to say.

Jacob Crowell's curator insight, December 8, 11:32 AM

There has never been a better way to show the physical geography of Norway. Extreme sports are interesting because alot of them are dependent on their surroundings. Rock climbing requires cliffs and mountains and Wing-suit flying is made alot more enjoyable with this kind of geography. 

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