I made my first trip to Norway this spring to document the quieter side of BASE jumping. So much of the imagery I had seen was this wide angle, GoPro-style photography, usually accompanied by a Red Bull logo and a speed-metal soundtrack.
On July 30 at approximately 5:45 p.m. local time, Hollywood stuntman and skydiving luminary Luke Aikins jumped out of a Cessna Grand Caravan airplane 25,000 feet above Simi Valley, California. It was the first time in his 18,000-plus skydives that Aikins, 42, with a wife and young son, did not wear a parachute.
With enough bolts and webbing for eight new lines loaded into the Volkswagen, they headed south across the border.
Access has never been a problem for Boone Speed. The Portland, Oregon-based lensman has been climbing for 27 years and shooting professionally for more than a decade. To get fresh angles of climbers pushing the limits, he often scales similar routes and sets up sophisticated riggings. You can follow him on Twitter @boonespeed.
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