Category: Adventure films
Time: 22 min
Camera-man: Mario Kreuzer, Robert Schabus
Director: Mario Kreuzer
Subject: The Matterhorn – probably one of the best-known and most-photogrephed natural sites on earth, a mighty symbol of alpinism, a challenge to mountain climbrs of all nationalities who are aiming to rich its top. Ueli Gegenschatz and Hannes Arch, both professional B.A.S.E jumpers, now seek the downward route – in free fall. The so called “exit”, the point of which they are planning to jump, is at 4200 meters’ altitude. The wind and the thin air present the biggest danger: even a light breeze could smash the athletes against the rocky cliffs, the thin air prevents air cushions from building under the athletes wich usually make them float more safely. Two seconds is all the jumpers have to position themselves correctly in the air and open the parachute.
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