Offbeat Video
Mountaineers

By Jamie Smith 

These Alpinists are certainly living life on the edge.


Pic Tim Howell from Caters News

Incredible footage from helmet camera show them picking their way along the intimidating peak of Piz Badile at 3,600 feet.

The climbers spent 13 hours working their way up to the exposed ridge to be able to wingsuit off the top.

Despite having a steep drop either side of the exposed ridge, the exhausted climbers don’t seem daunted by the task of reaching the summit.

The footage was shot by photographer Tim Howell from Plymouth.

Pic Tim Howell from Caters News

Tim, 27, said: “We went to Piz Badile as part of a project to climb all of the six great north faces of the Alps and wingsuit off them.

“It was great to capture the footage, but you can see as my friend Nick is finishing the ridge as the sun sets just how tired he is after 13 hours climbing.

“The ridge was exposed but actually quite easy.

“After a hard day on the mountains I always feel like I need a long rest, but by the time you are back down I was already planning the next one.”