Posts by Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News

  • Say 'cheese' (and a few four-letter words): Sky divers leap from 33,000 feet

    Mike Krumboltz, Yahoo News at Yahoo News1 day ago

    Ultimate free fall: Fearless skydivers jump 33,000 feet above Mont Blanc http://t.co/cmEQo3lN3L (Pic: Barcroft Media) pic.twitter.com/bqwGsDYzrQ

    Don't. Look. Down.

    Two French sky divers leapt from a plane, about 33,000 feet in the air, and captured this breathtaking photo.

    And you thought that helmet-cam footage of your riding a bike to work was impressive.

    The two divers, Frederic Fugen and Vincent Reffet, trained for a year and a half in preparation for the jump, which occurred on May 31, the Telegraph reports. From plane to land took approximately seven minutes. They reportedly pulled their chutes at roughly 20,000 feet and cruised alongside the Alps before touching down in Italy.

    "It was a huge achievement and I'm so happy we were able to do it safely in the way we wanted," Fugen said, according to the Telegraph.

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