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


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


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

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!"

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

Social climber
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.

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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?


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

Sport climber
Sep 18, 2013 - 01:09pm PT

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

Social climber
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.

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

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

Trad climber
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?

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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

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

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.


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.

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

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