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Speed Flying Mont Blanc: VIDEO


Happy Mother's Day! Please begin your morning with something beautiful -- such as this video of several "speed flyers" descending Mont Blanc, the highest mountain in the Alps. It's a ten-minute video, in which the speed flyers descend from a height of 4,304 meters to a height of 930 meters. The descent is captured in a single, continuous, and unceasingly gorgeous take, which is one of the greatest cinematographic feats I know of.

Watch AFTER THE JUMP. In full screen, preferably on a large-ish monitor with decent speakers. 


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  1. WOW!!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Posted by: Christopher | May 13, 2012 9:27:40 AM

  2. Spectacular. Thank you for a beautiful wake up!

    Posted by: Jonathan | May 13, 2012 9:52:42 AM

  3. Amazing !
    Le massif du Mont Blanc Is mostly in France but spans the Italian border. Your tag of Switzerland is misleading.

    Posted by: Jim C | May 13, 2012 10:33:38 AM

  4. Amazing, but I doubt their mothers enjoyed watching it, so not a great idea for Mother' Day.

    Posted by: BobN | May 13, 2012 10:45:38 AM

  5. It was a visual treat. Stunning.

    Posted by: Joe in CT | May 13, 2012 11:34:36 AM

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    Posted by: UFFDA | May 13, 2012 12:18:45 PM

  7. Breathtaking!

    Posted by: jamal49 | May 13, 2012 12:44:37 PM


    Someone who knows how, PLEASE upload this to Youtube now.

    Posted by: Mike | May 13, 2012 12:58:14 PM

  9. I just sat hear wide-eyed for ten minutes, then couldn't believe it had been ten minutes. Stunning!!

    Posted by: sparks | May 13, 2012 2:44:07 PM

  10. I never fail to be amazed at the skills of some people - the ability to soar like that, to stay in formation, and to catch it all in one shot.

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    Posted by: joanna | May 13, 2012 3:32:48 PM

  12. That was absolutely beautiful! Thank you!

    Posted by: Barbara | May 13, 2012 8:24:48 PM

  13. Oh my god... beautiful! I want to do this!! Imagine how free you would feel flying like that... wow.

    Posted by: Lucas | May 14, 2012 1:26:36 PM

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