Taking on the Eiger

  • 2015Nov 29
  • CORRESPONDENT Anderson Cooper

60 Minutes cameras captures extreme sportsman, JT Holmes, using a three-sport technique to descend the Eiger in the Swiss Alps.

Watch the 60 Minutes Video HERE

The Eiger in the Swiss Alps PC// 60 Minutes News

JT Holmes is the Director of B.A.S.I.C.S. a program service of High Fives Foundation designed to promote safety and awareness through world-class fundamentals coaching.

High Fives Foundation Ambassador JT Holmes PC// 60 Minutes News

So JT Holmes is training in three extreme sports to rocket down more of the Eiger than anyone ever has. Right now, he is practicing one of those sports — speed riding — on a nearby mountain slope with his friend and cameraman Valentin Delluc.

To speed ride JT is using skis, but also he’s attached to a glider-like parachute called a speed wing. It allows him to soar over rocks and ledges impossible to ski.

“I don’t have words to describe how it felt to go and pull that off after so much time. And, you know, it’s kind of a twisted style of having fun. But, it was really fun.”

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