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Tim Howell completes the UK's first ever mountain wingsuit BASE jump
© Hamish Frost
An Teallach - Lord Berkeley's Seat - An Teallach (Bidein a' Ghl
Camera used: Sony ILCE-7M3
Date taken: 19th August 2020
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At around 11.30am on 19th August, Tim jumped from the prow of Lord Berkeley’s Seat on An Teallach into the precipice of Lord’s Gully below. After a freefall of around a hundred metres, Tim’s wingsuit filled with air and he began to glide out of the gully and into the vast amphitheatre of Toll an Lochain. After a flight of over 30 seconds, Tim pulled his chute above the lochan and landing safely beachside. In doing so he opened up the first wingsuit BASE jump exit on a mountain in the UK.
Tim (and others helping out on the project) put in multiple trips to recce the jump, checking slope profiles and crunching the numbers - it was going to be tight, but Tim was completely confident (even if he had an imperfect jump) it would go. In the end Tim made it look comfortable, easily clearing the crux sections of the flight - a testament to the many highly technical training flights he’d accrued in preparation for this project.
Hamish Frost - 14/Sep/20Report
How long after this photo did the suit inflate?
jon - 14/Sep/20Report
Not sure exactly (Tim will have the exact data somewhere), but going by the timestamp on the photos around a second/second and a half
Hamish Frost - 14/Sep/20Report
I can only stand back and applaud such madness, but respect to Tim for the accomplishment and to Hamish for capturing the moment. I once jumped off a swing but to be fair it wasn't even swinging :-)
Rab6t - 14/Sep/20Report
Also photo on front page of 'The Scotsman' https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-53900824 taken by a passing bird?
Grahame N - 14/Sep/20Report
Wow - on a whole different level from the endless bouldering photos here.
steveb2006 - 14/Sep/20Report
Totally crackers!!!
Sean Kelly - 15/Sep/20Report
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