This high-flying daredevil showed no fear as he flew through the sky, skimming treetops while gliding down the side of a mountain range. Bridger Henriksen, 29, threw himself off Y Mountain in Provo, Utah and flew at speeds of up to 100mph as he made the 8,500ft descent. The speed-flying thrill seeker avoided countless potentially fatal collisions during his dash down the side of the mountain range.
By day, Mr Henriksen works in database administration and he admits he gets his blood-pumping kicks during his spare time, throwing himself off of a mountainside at speeds of up to 100mph. Standing atop one of his favourite spots, the 29-year-old thrill seeker runs off the side of Y Mountain with only his canopy to catch him from dropping 8,500ft below. Picking up a surge of speed instantly, he hurtles towards a group of trees, at a speed of 70mph, weaving intricately in between their tops, with just inches to spare either side.
As if a near-literal ‘brush with death’ wasn’t enough, he launches himself into a number of barrel rolls before darting towards another minefield of trees. Knowing that even the slightest bit of contact could have fatal consequences, Mr Henriksen who has jumped from this spot hundreds of times expertly maneuvers his way through the improvised slalom run, before landing safely on the ground.
A speed-flying pilot of four years, he said, ‘It [Y Mountain] can’t be flown very often due to the elevation of its peaks and the proximity to a major canyon which has strong winds.
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