Can this deadly sport be done safely and legally in California? One jumper believes it can.
Daniel Ristow toed a rugged precipice high above a narrow gully near the summit of Mount Morrison and spit into the thin mountain air. The wind carried his projectile left to right, indicating a slight quartering tail wind — maybe 5 to 8 mph. Not ideal, Ristow thought.
It was nearly noon on a cool blue October morning — one of the last quality days of the season for a wingsuit BASE jump from the 12,241-foot peak. The drop-off from Ristow’s perch measured about 600 feet to the gully floor, but he’d have to clear … More