A wing and a prayer: Incredible GoPro footage shows wingsuit divers taking part in one of the world’s most extreme races
Is the the world’s most extreme race? This incredible footage of base jumpers leaping from the top of a Norwegian mountain will blow you away.
Captured on a Go Pro camera, the nerve shredding video shows the gutsy group soaring through the air, each competing for the fastest time in the World Base Race, 2014.
Filmed in Innfjorden, Norway, the adrenaline junkies are seen flying merely metres away from the mountain’s jagged rocks in an effort to get the quickest time.
Invited as part of an exclusive group, Russian divers, Ratmir Nagimianov 30, Gleb Vorevodin, 37, and Alexey Drozdov, 37, were chosen as three of the best thirty jumpers in the world.
But although each of the barmy bunch were desperate to prove their worth on the world stage, it was Gleb Vorevodin who managed to outperform the competition and take the title.
Landing safely at the bottom of the 1,300 metre horizontal race course, Gleb managed to complete the route in a staggering time 18.1 seconds.
Gleb said: “It felt great to take the title, it was a close competition, I had to really push myself to the limit.
“The landscape takes your breath away when you’re standing on the edge waiting to jump.
“I have jumped many times before, but the rush you get from base jumping is something you can’t reproduce.
“It looks as if I am gliding through the air on the video footage but the speed is really incredible.
“Everyone who took part are highly experienced jumpers, I knew it would be tough to beat anyone of them.
“When you’re flying through the air, the adrenaline just takes over and I just forget about anything else.”