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YosemiteSteve

Trad climber
CA
Topic Author's Original Post - Sep 18, 2013 - 12:27pm PT
How's that for a wingsuit?

nita

Social climber
chica de chico, I don't claim to be a daisy.
Sep 18, 2013 - 12:31pm PT


WOW!!!
10b4me

Ice climber
On the Way to Flagstaff
Sep 18, 2013 - 12:35pm PT
Very nice
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Sep 18, 2013 - 12:36pm PT
I sure wouldn't want to try to strap a video rig onto an eagle that didn't want a video rig strapped on.

You'd need about 300 stitches before you could even say "Owwww!"
NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Sep 18, 2013 - 12:39pm PT
This is rad.
ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Social climber
SLO, Ca
Sep 18, 2013 - 12:50pm PT
Don't gopro me!

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

I was only expecting one on an eagle bagging mission-- hard to grab two at once. The sibling put a talon scratch down the entire length of my face!

Credit: ontheedgeandscaredtodeath

Chilling in the nest waiting to haul them back up after the biologist put tracking radios on them.
zBrown

Ice climber
Brujo de La Playa
Sep 18, 2013 - 12:53pm PT
That, my friends, is bitchen.

However, technically probably it is Go-Am since I bet the eagle doesn't get any royalties.

Send that bird to the Minarets to look for Matt Greene.

No bird's eye view comments?

EDIT:

Didn't catch it the first couple runs through, but people show up at :22 and 1:17. Bird's shadow at :56.
Marlow

Sport climber
OSLO
Sep 18, 2013 - 01:09pm PT
Super-cool...
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Sep 18, 2013 - 01:25pm PT
that video deserves more hits than gangnam style. Awesome.
Tami

Social climber
Canada
Sep 18, 2013 - 01:30pm PT
What an amazing clip. Sure wish it was longer. I've been to that train station a couple of times - Montenvers - above the mer de glace. Below the Dru. Gorgeous place & a great hike from Cham.

Wow, just wow.
hairyapeman

Trad climber
Fres-yes
Sep 18, 2013 - 01:46pm PT
Coolest thing I have seen on here in a long time!
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 18, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
whoooo boy! :That's some awesome ride.
Paul Martzen

Trad climber
Fresno
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
I like seeing the shadow a couple times and seeing the eagle look around occasionally. But what is up with the clanking sounds in the soundtrack?
Chewybacca

Trad climber
Montana, Whitefish
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
Super-cool video. I'm a little surprised there aren't more of these vids. Go-Pro's have been around for a few years now and falconry has been around for thousands of years.

Watching trained birds of prey do their thing is pretty incredible.

Thanks for posting this, it was a fun ride.
Easy Wind

Trad climber
Oakland, California
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
Very cool. Thanks!
Sioux Juan

Big Wall climber
Costa mesa
Sep 18, 2013 - 02:44pm PT
way kool
RP3

Big Wall climber
Sonora
Sep 18, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
That may be the coolest thing I have ever seen!
Blakey

Trad climber
Sierra Vista
Sep 18, 2013 - 04:23pm PT
That's really cool.

In April I had a trip to the Verdon, on the day we left we went up to the rim for a final view and came across this crew, who were producing a film of the Gorge.

The day we saw them they were using the mini RPV, which was pretty cool. But the day before they had been using an Eagle, I presume with a rig like this.

I've yet to come across the results.

Steve

Credit: Blakey

Credit: Blakey

The RPV is a tiny green speck in the TRHS of the image &#40;A very bri...
The RPV is a tiny green speck in the TRHS of the image (A very bright LED to let the operator know where it is)
Credit: Blakey

The gorge has been repopulated with Egyptian Griffon Vultures. These guys were flying early before the air warmed up, I guess to avoid air traffic conflicts.
micronut

Trad climber
Fresno/Clovis, ca
Sep 18, 2013 - 04:38pm PT
Supercool.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Sep 18, 2013 - 05:10pm PT
that I like!
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