This post is dedicated to the memory of a legendary aerialist Ueli Gegenschatz.
Skydiving, paragliding, BASE jumping, sky surfing, freeflying……this Swiss wingsuit donning daredevil did it all.
A pioneer extreme athlete, he was driven by more than just stunts & adrenalin – his was a desire to perfect human flight.
Along the way he jumped off the Eiffel and Petronas towers, off a bridge from a moving truck (yes, you read that correctly) in Turkey, and the Eiger, Monch and Jungfrau mountain peaks.
I’ve always been fascinated by skydiving and having done it myself, I believe everyone MUST jump out of a plane at least once in their lifetime! Besides the adrenalin rush, it’s one of the most powerful lessons in mindfulness……. if you’re lucky, time might stand still giving you a tiny taste of eternity.
If skydiving is not your cup of tea, what is the most daring/adventurous activity you’ve always longed to do? Get your planner out, and – set a date to make it happen. Putting dreams on paper is powerful – nudging them towards completion.
Meanwhile, get your heart pumping with some more Ueli.
His passing was the ultimate leap of faith.