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  • the information down and get the whole story It has taken us a wee while to get the information below so if you have any more info please drop us an email Come on Eric when are we going to be able to visit the Eric Jones website Eric Jones started his adventures in the 1960s and has continued into the 21st Century As a boy he had always been interested in parachuting and skydiving so when it was time to sign up he decided to join the Parachute Regiment Unfortunately due to an earlier injury caused by a motorbike accident he was unable to join the Paras so instead joined the Military Police In the 1960s after doing his national service Eric followed his dreams and took up skydiving Since then Eric s list of achievements have just kept growing Although Eric was now an accomplished skydiver his first love was climbing He has climbed the Matterhorn the South Col on Everest and even solo climbed the awesome North Face of the Eiger This is said to be one of the toughest climbs in Europe Along with the climbing Eric was still doing his skydiving and had now discovered BASE jumping This is parachuting from fixed structures Building Antena aerial Span and Earth Although we cannot find much information on this story it appears that in 1989 Eric did the first ever BASE jump from the Eiger In 1998 aged 61 Eric Jones BASE jumped from the highest waterfall in the world Angel Falls in Venezuela This was caught on camera and can be seen in the documentary film The Man Who Jumped To Earth Before doing this jump Eric did several practice jumps from hot air balloons to practice jumping from zero speed There is a big difference

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  • Kayak Race Oban 2012 Sea Kayaking 1 Sea Kayaking 2 Skatewing Skimboarding Skydiving tandem Snorkeling Western Australia Snowboarding Speed Riding tandem Sphere ing Stunt Plane 2002 Stunt Plane 2011 SUP Caledonian Canal aka Great Glen SUP Kerrera SUP Loch Awe 2015 SUP Loch Tay SOLO SUP Scilly to Sennen SUP UK s Highest SUP Club SUP Blog Swimming Corryvreckan Gulf Swimming English Channel Swimming Forth River 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2013 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2015 Swimming Location X 2011 Swimming Location X aka Loch Etchachan 2012 Swimming Monster Swim 2013 Tank Driving Thundercat Powerboat Trekking Nepal 2010 Wakeboarding Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb flibble Felix Baumgartner You may not recognise the name Felix Baumgartner but I am sure you will recognise some of his work Felix Baumgartner is an extreme sports legend and will go down as such in the history of extreme sports He has pushed the boundaries of not only his main sport of BASE jumping but also in the sports of freefall and free flying His BASE jumping world records include In 1999 he claimed the world record for the highest parachute dive form a building the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpor Malaysia from a height of 451 metres In the same year 1999 he claimed the world record for the lowest parachute dive from the Christ Statue in Rio de Jeneiro Brazil See photos below The height for this was just 29 metres That is low Photos courtesy of 502 the official Felix Baumgartner website If you still don t recognise Felix you must have heard about his crossing of the English Channel with a carbon wing strapped to his back On 31st July 2003 Felix entered the record books again by

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  • Lamlash Splash 2013 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2015 Swimming Location X 2011 Swimming Location X aka Loch Etchachan 2012 Swimming Monster Swim 2013 Tank Driving Thundercat Powerboat Trekking Nepal 2010 Wakeboarding Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb flibble Mike Horn Whilst flicking through a glossy magazine in the late 1990s I found an amazing article about a guy called Mike Horn It told the amazing story of his swim down the Amazon It wasn t just a wee swim in the jungle It was the crossing of the South American continent from the Pacific to the Atlantic on foot with paraglider and hydrospeed For six months from August 10 1997 until January 28 1998 Mike experienced an incredible adventure Initially he trekked 600 km through the Peruvian Andes to find the source of the Amazon River situated on top of Mt Mismi 5 800m above sea level A voyage of 6 700 kms followed as Mike descended the Amazon River on hydrospeed until he reached the mouth of the river in the Atlantic Ocean solo and unassisted Travelling the entire length of the mighty Amazon solo must be one of the greatest challenges on Earth If you have never seen a hydrospeed you can get an idea by going to the activity column on the left of the screen and click hydrospeeding the tay There you will see my small adventure on a hydrospeed Photo courtesy of www mikehorn com Mike s trip was later turned into a documentary called Swimming the Amazon and is occasionally featured on the Adventure One channel under the main heading of Adventure Challenge Here you ll find that this trip was far from a gentle swim He swam over rapids that even

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  • Kayaking 2 Skatewing Skimboarding Skydiving tandem Snorkeling Western Australia Snowboarding Speed Riding tandem Sphere ing Stunt Plane 2002 Stunt Plane 2011 SUP Caledonian Canal aka Great Glen SUP Kerrera SUP Loch Awe 2015 SUP Loch Tay SOLO SUP Scilly to Sennen SUP UK s Highest SUP Club SUP Blog Swimming Corryvreckan Gulf Swimming English Channel Swimming Forth River 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2013 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2015 Swimming Location X 2011 Swimming Location X aka Loch Etchachan 2012 Swimming Monster Swim 2013 Tank Driving Thundercat Powerboat Trekking Nepal 2010 Wakeboarding Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb flibble Omer Mei Dan Omer Mei dan first came to our attention in 2005 in a documentary series called Cheating Death on the Adventure One Channel It was covering the story of an accident Omer had had whilst BASE jumping in South Africa The documentary followed his life before the accident including his acheivements in the world of extreme sports Not only did Omer take part in events but he also organised an amazing event bringing several different extreme sports together in one big event The programme finished with Omer taking his first BASE jump since the accident After watching this amazing documentary I contact Omer and asked if he minded us adding him to our wall of fame that is Legends He very kindly agreed to this and has allowed us to borrow some bits from his website www extremesports co il Picture courtesy of Omer Mei dan Omer Mei dan has been taking an important part in varried extreme sports activities from mountaineering and surfing to base jumping kayaking snowboarding and free diving In the past ten years he has performed complex stunts as well as inventing new stunt

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  • impossible to go for 2 minutes without hearing the name Shaun Baker Shaun Baker is the world s foremost extreme kayaker He holds 4 world records World Freefall Waterfall Kayak Record 19 7m pure vertical drop World Speed Altitude Descent Record 75 ft in 19 9 sec World Speed Altitude Descent Record 50 m in 4 min 54 sec And check this next one out World Kayak Land Speed Snow Record 62 94 km h Shaun started kayaking in the mid 1970s at the age of 10 Since then he has kayaked some of the most dangerous waters around the world However he is probably best known for his waterfall desents I could go on and on about Shaun but I won t He has a fantastic website which is where I have got alot of this information for this page You can go straight to his site by either clicking on the picture above or by clicking on the link below Shaun Baker s website Many thanks to Shaun and Marivi for their kind permission to use text and images on the above article AND THERE S MORE THE JET KAYAK Photo of Sahun Baker in his jet kayak courtesy of darrenbakerphoto Pictures that graphy comtake you closer Just when you think things can t get much crazier along comes Shaun Baker A lot of you will already know about Shaun and his adventures in kayaks Whether it is setting world records in white water setting world records by kayaking over giant waterfalls or just kayaking down a snow covered hillside you will know that Shaun and his kayaks cannot be parted Well Shaun s latest adventures include a kayak with a jet engine on the back In March 2006 Shaun sent me an email with the picture below

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  • Rossy carried out more and more tests using equipment developed on a trial and error basis an inflatable wing which carried him over the 12 kilometres separating the Swiss and French banks of Lake Geneva a paraglider and a surf board that sent him skimming through Geneva s water fountain before spectacularly grabbing the handle of a water skier and a skydiving adventure on a disc above the Matterhorn in an image that appears in the book Cervin Top model des Alpes But Yves Rossy s dream goes far beyond these exploits He wants to fly like a bird with a minimum of instruments but with the power to steer himself in space The idea came to him to power a wing using scaled down jet engines Photos babylon freefly com THE JET WING It was in March 2003 that the first jet engine was ignited at altitude on the Allalin glacier in Saas Fee then on board an aircraft The German company Jet Cat supplied the engines which were initially attached to an inflatable wing This method failed because of insufficient rigidity In 2004 Yves Rossy developed a rigid deployable wing manufactured from kevlar The early days were difficult At the Al Aïn air show probably the world s largest event of its kind he went into a spin released the wing and tore his parachute The craft was partially destroyed The pilot worked on improving the wing deployment system and the aerodynamics of the wing tips to improve its stability Photos babylon freefly com In 2005 he completed two successful flights under a wing fitted with two jet engines A month later he risked death again as uncontrollable oscillations forced him to release the wing which crashed to the ground A long year of hard work and the addition of two additional jet engines were needed for the wing to attain the required level of performance and safety This was the flight of November 2006 in Bex a waking dream lasting 5 minutes and 40 seconds Photos babylon freefly com We would like to thank the folk at Fusionman ch for their kind permission to print the text and photos featured in this article For more information on the amazing Fusion Man click the banner below STOP PRESS STOP PRESS STOP PRESS Bex May 14th 2008 Yves FusionMan Rossy flies over the Alps the bird man makes his first demonstration flight Yves FusionMan Rossy the first man to fly under a single jet powered wing completed his first official demonstration before the international press today at midday Released from a plane at an altitude of 8 000 feet he completed a circuit in just over 5 minutes which saw him fly over the Swiss Chablais and neighbouring mountains The spectacle was impressive Yves Rossy leapt from the plane with his wing folded then deployed his craft and began the flight proper He made several figure of eights above spectators aware of being present at an exceptional event At

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  • Links - Extreme Dreams
    X 2011 Swimming Location X aka Loch Etchachan 2012 Swimming Monster Swim 2013 Tank Driving Thundercat Powerboat Trekking Nepal 2010 Wakeboarding Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb ADVENTURE RACING OTHER CHALLENGES Any company that features the ED comes highly recommended by Extreme Dreams The ED means that Extreme Dreams has used done this activity with this company and there is likely to be a write up on the activity on this website Challenger World has developed the most advanced fun and diverse corporate team building challenges in the world with one aim in mind to create great business teams The Commando Challenge If you think that you are tough enough to take on the Commando Challenge check this site out first It contains details on how to get involved and what to expect EventRate com is a community site dedicated to the world of Adventure Ultra Racing Get involved and tell people your views by creating an account today The Hebridean Challenge is an awesome adventure race around the Outer Hebridean islands off the west coast of Scotland A distance of 750km covered by sea kayaking sea swimming road cycling mountain biking and mountain running ED The MAD Maldon Mud Race The MAD Maldon Mud Race is unique in it s history being the only known event of it s kind in the UK it involves a course of approximately 400 yards through the River Blackwater and the thickest possible mud the event attracts competitors media attention from Europe and beyond NO FUSS are the organisers of the 10 under the Ben mountain bike event and The Big Triathlon To facilitate events of a high standard to participants and customers which will premote a healthy and active lifestyle and enable all

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  • Links - Extreme Dreams
    Plane 2011 SUP Caledonian Canal aka Great Glen SUP Kerrera SUP Loch Awe 2015 SUP Loch Tay SOLO SUP Scilly to Sennen SUP UK s Highest SUP Club SUP Blog Swimming Corryvreckan Gulf Swimming English Channel Swimming Forth River 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2013 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2014 Swimming Lamlash Splash 2015 Swimming Location X 2011 Swimming Location X aka Loch Etchachan 2012 Swimming Monster Swim 2013 Tank Driving Thundercat Powerboat Trekking Nepal 2010 Wakeboarding Water Skiing White Water Rafting Nepal White Water Sledging Windsurfing Wing Walking Zip Slide Zorb ADVENTURE TRAVEL Any company that features the ED comes highly recommended by Extreme Dreams The ED means that Extreme Dreams has used done this activity with this company and there is likely to be a write up on the activity on this website Oz Magic are an Australian adventure tour network helping people plan and book their Australian holidays virtual tours of the tours over 3 000 photos Crocodiles Sharks and Humpback Whales All tours recommended by people just like you The Mountain Company specialise in organising adventure travel in the Himalayas and Eastern Africa and the trips range from climbing Everest to gentle trekking holidays we operate in India Nepal Pakistan Tibet and Tanzania Kilimanjaro Panamaextreme offer unforgettable experiences in the Panamanian countryside with the least possible ecological impact They only serve small groups and always make sure the local communities are involved in the sustainable tourism development Downhill Adventures Pioneers of Adventure in Cape Town South Africa Sandboarding Surfing Mountain Biking Cycling Tours Shark Cage Diving Tandem Sky Diving Corporate Team Building more Atlas Walkers Here you will discover Morocco Berber country a country of contrasts and adventure Hiking with portage on a mule or camel 4WD 4x4 excursions in the mountains desert or along the Atlantic coast

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