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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 ( )


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. 

Brett Sinica's curator insight, October 8, 2013 3:21 PM

These "GoPro" cameras are truly one of a kind.  I would never personally do this type of stunt, but the few people that are willing to share this perspective are greatly appreciated.  The scenic views in Scandinavia are unique considering their ancient land formations.  The glaciation which formed in this specific region are like no other, the colors and various land matter all in one shot with rivers, mountains, and green valleys.  Even some of the fjords give off an emerald color from the oceans which can be seen as they literally fly down the cliffs and mountainsides.  Pictures are one thing, but a video of a birds eye view is on another level.

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.

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