Historic Speed-Fly Down the Three Sisters

Fernie, British Columbia

Feb 11, 2015
Outside Magazine
speed fly ski parachute

Living, and working, in the mountain town of Fernie B.C. you never know what will happen. When I was asked to come out to photograph the first ever speed fly down the Three Sisters, I couldn’t say no. The combined skills of the Go Pro Bomb Squad, along with the creative minds of Kavu Clothing and Elevation Showcase created a truly amazing day in the back yard. O ya, they also wing suited into town, but that’s a different story.    Photo: Raven Eye Photography

Living and working in the mountain town of Fernie, British Columbia, you never know what the next job will entail. When we were asked to come out and photograph the first ever speed-fly—parachuting with skis—down the Three Sisters, we couldn’t say no. The idea was conjured up by our friends at Kavu Clothing and Elevation Showcase and executed by the creative—and crazy—GoPro Bomb Squad.  

  Photo: Raven Eye Photography

We piled into the helicopter with the athletes and rode to the top of the Three Sisters, a well-known 9,000-foot peak near Fernie. Trying to stay on the ground as much as possible, the athletes ripped down the mountain at speeds up to 100mph. It was a beautiful balance of skiing and floating through the air, and one that made for very cool photographs as we tracked them from the helicopter. 

TOOLS: Canon 5D MkIII, 70-300mm, 1/1000 second, f/14, ISO 400

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