Lifestyle: Armed with GoPro, US daredevil leaps over Great Wall of China
A 40-year-old American skydiver enthralled the world when he performed a daredevil flight over the Great Wall of China.
Jeb Corliss, a base jumper, jumped from a helicopter 6,000 feet above the ground. Corliss flew over the Great Wall, performing the Human Arrow stunt. The daredevil was wearing a helmet-mounted GoPro camera. He skydived from a helicopter and ripped through a suspended target.
This is not the first time Corliss is attempting adangerous feat. Earlier, he grabbed eyeballs when he jumped from the world’s tallest buildings, such as Paris’ Eiffel Tower, Seattle’s Space Needle, the status of Christ the Redeemer in Rio de Janeiro, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur.
“One of the most ancient forms of human competition is archery, people have been doing archery for thousands of years and I though how amazing would it be to take archery, this ancient competition and bring it into modern times, where the human being becomes the arrow and be basically punch through miniature small bulls eyes, you know? And I thought, is it even possible? Could a human being travelling in a wing suit at like 120 miles an hour after getting out of a helicopter one mile away from their target, could they hit an apple sized target with a Go Pro?”Corliss told ITV.