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Luke Aikins' 25,000-Foot, Record-Setting Freefall

Luke Aikins' 25,000-Foot, Record-Setting Freefall

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.

Photographer Boone Speed

Photographer Boone Speed

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.