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You think Matterhorn is boring? Think again!
I have 600 skydives, most of them head-down. I have been climbing mountains – to 5642 meters. What you see if you check the following videos is breathtaking. Even 10 years ago I would not have believed such unbelievable action could take place.
And, it is a perfect example of the most promising innovation strategy: Need Seekers. All of the following examples look like being technology driven innovation. Yes, it is true – and no, the technology would not exist without the need of these guys – the need for speed:
Jeb Corliss flying the Matterhorn
When I started skydiving in 1998 or so, Patrick de Gayardon set new standards by flying the Grand Canyon with a wing suit. Jeb Corliss now set a new benchmark by flying the Matterhorn:
Jeb makes use of the technical progression of wing suits. Patrick developed this wing suits initially and all subsequent development was done by skydivers as to my knowledge. They made technology fit their need.
Ueli Steck is up first
Less than 2 hours to climb the Matterhorn. Ueli uses dry-tooling – a new technology to connect to the mountain, working best in winter times. Only insane peope used to climb mountains in winter.
I read his book and understand – it is all about training and dedication. He has countless numbers of crampons and ice axes. He drives technology and does not depend on it.
Team black sheep – FPV
FPV – I never heared of it before I found above videos. First Person View is about the remote control of cameras combined with rocket like planes.
In this case, technology was around: cameras and drones. Team black sheep combines it to create this astonishing video.
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