Speed Flyer Pulls Off Thrilling Mountain Descent in Austrian Alps

A French speed flyer captured footage of his rapid descent down a mountain in the Austrian Alps, close to the village of St Leonhard in Pitztal.

The footage by David Andreev shows him speed flying down the mountain following the path of a river. Andreev told Storyful that speed flying is “basically paragliding but with a smaller wing which lets you go way faster.”

The footage’s thrilling perspective was made possible using a 360-degree camera fixed behind Andreev’s back. Credit: David Andreev via Storyful

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