The Eiger Project

We did it.

 

On Friday 18 September 2009 three of the Jump4Heroes team BASE jumped from the north face of the infamous Eiger in Switzerland. They leapt thousands of feet from the famous 'mushroom' plateau, propelling themselves in to freefall, flying their bodies enabling them to literally track away from the cliff face.

The weather had not been great and while there was opportunity to undertake some training jumps in the lower valley the success of the project was touch and go- at one stage the winds on the Eiger were doing 257 Km/h! Fortunately a narrow window opened up on the last day and the team literally leapt at the chance to make this BASE jump project happen.

Training and preparation was paramount particularly as, at the time of starting this project, Spencer had not made a single BASE jump. However all 3 team members have substantial skydiving and parachuting experience and undertook this project in order to raise money and awareness for Help For Heroes and The Royal British Legion.

Click on this link to watch a video of the training for this event from Norway or to see some of the pictures below.

 

 

 

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