Heart-Pounding POV Footage Shows Base Jumper Shooting Through Sky Above Glaciers With Pix And Vid
By Ben Walley
You’re along for the thrill as you watch this incredible footage, shot from the point of view of a thrill seeking base-jumper.
The video shows a professional skydiver as he plummets across beautiful landscapes of glaciers and mountains.
Carlos Pedro Briceno captured the brilliant scenes as he shot over Glacier, Aiguille Du Midi in the French Alps.
The 44-year-old thrill seeker has been skydiving for over 19 years and has done over 9,000 skydives and over 800 base jumps.
Carlos, from Deland, Florida, said:“Ever since I was a child I have always dream about flying - I have been skydiving for 19 years.
“There is no better feeling than flying your body like a bird. W
By Rodney Muhumuza , Associated Press
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KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Tens of thousands of Tanzania's ethnic Maasai people are homeless after the government burned their houses to keep the savannah open for tourism benefiting two foreign safari companies, a U.S.-based policy think tank charged Thursday.
Villagers in northern Tanzania's Loliondo area, near the Ngorongoro Crater tourism hotspot, have been evicted in the past year and denied access to vital grazing and watering holes, said the new report by the Oakland Institute, a California think tank that researches environmental and social issues.
"As tourism becomes one of the fastest-growing sectors within the Tanzanian economy, safari and game park schemes ar
Karen Matthews, Associated Press
New York (AP) —
It was a soaring idea, intended to put the city's least-populous, least-visited borough on the tourism map.
But six years after it was announced, a plan to build one of the world's largest Ferris wheels on Staten Island is still stuck on the ground.
The four pedestals for the wheel, each weighing 100 tons, remain the only components of the 630-foot (192-meter) structure erected to date on a site on the Staten Island waterfront.
The project, originally budgeted at $230 million, has been mired in cost overruns, delays and disputes between investors. Work on the New York Wheel has been stalled since May of 2017 when the main contractor on halted work and was fired.
The proposal got a glimmer of hope last week when New Yo