How About These Dudes Getting Rad At HALF DOME in 1977

How About These Dudes Getting Rad At HALF DOME in 1977

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How About These Dudes Getting Rad At HALF DOME in 1977

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Getting rad in national parks is a time honored tradition as evidenced in this 1977 footage from Half Dome in Yosemite National Park in California. The footage may be grainy but its thrilling, especially taking into account the old school gear they were relying on.

“Filmed by Carl Boenish, pilot / skydiver Rich Piccirilli, together with Jim Hanbury and Brian Johnson, launch a family-sized hang glider off the top of Half Dome in Yosemite National Park. In mid-flight both Hanbury and Johnson release themselves and free-fall from the kite, form a brief 2-way – then skydive into the valley below.This extraordinary short film has never before been publicly-broadcast…until now.”

The original GoPros: Screen shot 2016-04-11 at 12.38.03 PM

You can try all you want to look this naturally badass but these levels may never be reached again. Screen shot 2016-04-11 at 12.36.11 PM

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