Unofficial just learned the very sad news that Antoine Montant has passed away at the age of 30 in a wingsuit BASE jumping accident.
Antoine reportedly died in a BASE jumping accident in the Collet d’Anterne region of the Haute Savoie in the French Alps near the town of Sixt-Fer-À-Cheval. Antoine had been missing since Friday, October 21st, 2011. His body was recovered today, Sunday, October 23rd, 2011. It’s believed that his parachute failed to open while wingsuit BASE jumping.
He [Antoine] went for a wingsuit jump alone so nobody witnessed what happened. He was found with his parachute being still inside the container with only the pilot chute being outside. Friends believe it only fall out in the impact, not because he was about to open his parachute. – justacro.com
Antoine breaking the rules again; rail sliding the cables of Chamonix’s old cable car.
This is a very sad day for action sports.
- Speed flyer, paraglider, base jumper, skier
- Considered the world’s best speed flyer
- Sponsored by Red Bull
- World record holder of acrobatic tumbles in a paraglider at 120
- First to combine acrobatic paragliding and BASE jumping
- First to speed fly the Eiger
- 3 time winner of Speed Flying Pro Les Arcs: 2008, 2009, 2010
- 30 years of age
This terrible accident is made even more tragic knowing that Antoine’s brother, Valery, died in a strange accident in 2006. Val paraglided off the Salève in France and had a safe flight. When hiking back up, he slipped on ice, fell off a cliff, and died in the fall.
Speed Flying = Skiing + High Speed Paragliding