3.18.2013

Rio de Janeiro Wingsuit Madness


Ludovic Woerth and Jokke Sommer are doing that whole "wingsuit" thing. The twist being that rather than ripping through the rocky wilderness above, between and below the Alps, these two hopped off a couple of ultralite gliders over Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.

The penultimate moment in this drama is when they rocket over Rio's Cathedral and between the opposing towers of a new office development. They then pull chutes and land safely in the Pra├ža Tiradentes.

Not only is this, in and of itself, a mind-bending act of athleticism, skill and balls, it should remind everyone out there with a GoPro that the bar for posting "cool" videos online has been set rather high.

via laughing squid