Massive congratulations to the Project: BASE team, who just launched the countdown to their Ethiopia mission in a matter of weeks.
#VBGpro's Sam Hardy and Nate Jones will be heading to Africa to explore #wingsuit flight in the mountains there; meanwhile, they have raised funds (and heaps of awareness) and will be building water wells while they are there - giving access to clean water to local communities.
Human flight for human rights. Good work.
*To get involved in Project: BASE, to support their cause and to find out more about their mission, visit the website
VBG Pro had a productive visit to ISPO this week...
Firstly thanks to Marmot for kicking things off with a great 'first night' party - a cover band, beer, and Andy Lewis (Sketchy as always) invading the stage to blow everyone away. Seriously. The man has talent.
Chris 'Douggs' McDougall was on a super-secret mission - he has a hardcore project happening this year....... aaand I can say no more. Suffice to say he is on a mission to greatness, and he and his sponsors are in for an amazing ride!
Dan Vicary & Douggs have some stunt-based ideas up their sleeves too; so stay tuned for some mindblowing multisport action this summer.
And so to Seven Twenty Productions! Together VBG Pro & Seven Twenty are building a re-branded future for Wingsuit BASEjumping that does NOT include death, destruction and drama... WS BASE athletes are about to receive the recognition as sportspeople that they wholly deserve. Watch this space.
Finally, enormous thanks go to Concept Pro Shop, Chamonix for possibly the most entertaining evening ever. (And also, any shop which gives free beer while they tune your skis is ok by us)
The awesome Ellen Brennan cemented her spot on the FiveTen team this week at ISPO, signing up again to represent them on her BASEjumping, speedflying and climbing missions all over the world.
An experienced professional, Ellen is one of the world's top BASEjumpers; and was crowned 'World's Fastest Woman' at the 2013 ProBASE World Wingsuit Event.
More on Ellen: ellen-brennan.com