A former fighter pilot turned wingsuit BASE jumper, Richard Webb explains how he and his fellow adventurists map out the ideal route for their wingsuit BASE jumps. Using lasers to measure distance and an angle meter to determine optimal positioning, Webb can find the best, and hopefully safest, routes for his jumps.
Vadim Marcovallo has been bouldering in Central Park for decades (Bouldering is a style of rock climbing in which boulders up to 25 feet tall are climbed without the use of ropes), and there's no sign he'll stop anytime soon.
Matt Shreiner is a professional forester, a tree climber charged with finding and helping to eliminate the Asian Longhorned Beetle, an invasive species, from Worchester, MA. In this short documentary Matt talks about how he came to this unique line of work, what brought the Asian Longhorned Beetle to North America and the destruction in might cause if not properly contained, and how it feels to spend his work days more than 40 feet off the ground.
Brooklyn's brainiest trivia nerds test their knowledge at the Sackett Invitational, where they battle for free drinks, bragging rights, and the title of the borough's biggest know-it-all.
An urban exploration mission combined with a raft trip through New York City. Our crew paddled to North Brother Island, a small island in the East River that has been abandoned for over 50 years. The island, technically off limits and reachable only by water, required passing through Hell Gate, the dangerous confluence of the Harlem River, the East River and Long Island Sound.
The documentary also includes detailed historical background on the island, chronicling it’s most famous resident, Typhoid Mary, as well as the sinking of the General Slocum, New York City’s worst maritime loss of life disaster. As our crew floated downstream from the Bronx to Brooklyn, we contemplated the rewards of seeking adventure outside of traditional boundaries.