The 25-year-old, from Skövde within the south of Sweden, tried two new record-breaking jumps in July: the longest distance wingsuit flight from a cliff, and the smallest goal hit from a BASE soar.
Andersson’s double achievement concerned two grueling climbs, the primary starting in full darkness within the early hours of the morning.
Accompanied by a assist group of three climbers, their paths to the summit lit solely by helmet lamps, he scaled Switzerland’s tallest peak: Jungfrau, close to the town of Bern, standing at four,158 meters.
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Deep, deep feeling of concern
Close to the highest of the mountain, Andersson wanted to abseil down an uncovered face, in nearly full darkness, above a sheer drop of 500m. He describes the descent, and being lowered down by his colleague, as one of many scariest moments of his life.
“It is this extremely deep, deep feeling of concern,” he explains. “It is an enormous dedication of belief, and the concern, which is felt by your entire physique. It is like your total physique is simply effervescent, from prime to backside, it is absolutely vibrating, I can not describe it.”
As soon as on the summit, switching from climbing to leaping mode was additionally a problem.
“The climb in itself is extra like an endurance factor,” Andersson says. “I’ve to make sure that I’ve sufficient vitality to do the soar and have a transparent thoughts. It is undoubtedly more durable to focus — the air within the ambiance at that altitude is way thinner.”
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The Swede has a routine that he follows to organize, which helps banish any doubts in regards to the job forward.
“To manage the concern, I at all times have to enter the identical ‘leaping mode,'” he added. “It is a ritual, a way that I do earlier than leaping off, I am taking deep breaths and getting my physique absolutely related to what I will do. Feeling the winds, judging your entire scenario, after which preparing and pushing off.”
As soon as airborne, these doubts rapidly evaporate.
“It is this superb feeling of freedom. Nothing else issues, there’s simply that second, that first few seconds if you’re accelerating,” he says. “It is a feeling of pleasure, it is a feeling of freedom, and simply this sense that nothing else issues. It is a actually addictive feeling.”
After flying for 2 minutes, joined by wingsuit cameraman Scotty Good — who jumped from a helicopter to shoot the report try — Andersson deployed his parachute and touched down. This time, nevertheless, he had one other fast purpose in thoughts. He started the ascent of the two,190m Stockhorn mountain, to deal with his subsequent report try — a precision flight to hit a tiny goal.
‘You nearly really feel drunk’
“It was a type of dizzy and light-headed feeling, you nearly really feel just a little bit drunk,” he explains. “You may’t actually assume rather more than about preserving the main focus and respiratory correctly, to get sufficient oxygen by your physique, as a result of should you do not, it is easy to cross out, or have experiences that you do not wish to.”
As soon as in place, it was additionally a wrestle to make out the 30cm x 30cm Styrofoam goal positioned far under him.
“I bear in mind standing on the sting attempting to see the goal that I used to be going to hit, but it surely was so small that I might barely see it from a distance,” he explains. “We knew the place it was, but it surely could not be seen from the cliff edge.”
‘Each second is vital’
For such an intricate flight, particulars are enormously essential, Anderson says.
“All the pieces from leaping off to hitting the signal and opening the parachute, each second is de facto vital to creating it protected, and no more harmful than it already is.”
Andersson launched off, swooping down the mountainside in direction of his purpose. His trajectory was flawless, and he hit the goal completely.
“It is so quick that you may barely say should you hit the goal or not,” Andersson recollects. “I imply I knew I hit it, however I did not know I hit it so centrally.”
The report breaker describes a sense of monumental satisfaction when he landed.
“There’s this superb feeling of accomplishment after touchdown, simply laying down on the bottom, and laughing of reduction and of accomplishment in fact.”
‘Managing my concern’
Having accomplished round 1,000 BASE jumps in addition to 1,000 sky dives, Andersson believes he has discovered rather a lot about pushing “managing concern.’
He added: “I wish to discover a method that I can develop that mindset and train it to others. We do not take a lot danger in our every day lives, and I feel dangers are essential in our evolution.”
The 2 report makes an attempt are within the strategy of being ratified by Guinness. Within the meantime, the Swede is getting ready to compete within the World Wingsuit League WWL Grand Prix in China in September
“I must do these sorts of issues to problem myself,” he says. “I really feel like I am rising as an individual out of it.”