Some people just need to keep on pushing. Walking on Earth is simply not enough. More power to them, I say. But I won’t be joining them any time soon. I’m referring to the BASE jumpers who have discovered what appears to be one of the best places to perform such stunt in Norway.
They call it ‘Kjerag Rocks’. It’s beautiful. So when you have drone video of BASE jumpers, you have some pretty special video.
Kjerag is a very popular place to hike in Norway. Some argue it’s become so popular because a competing area called Preikestolen has become too crowded. Kjerag is 3,640 feet (1,110 meters) tall with a massive cliff on its northern side. The drop is 3,228 feet. It’s a perfect place to BASE jump – as they’ll tell you.
The Kjeragbolten is another tourist attraction. It’s a 180 cubic-foot stone wedged between two rocks that’s located on the mountain. The Kjeragfossen waterfall plunges off the mountain down to the fjord. It is one of the tallest waterfalls in the world.
So as you can see, the Kjerag has some pretty breathtaking elements to it and if you get a drone involved, you’re in for a treat.
Drone video of BASE jumpers in Norway
The video, posted by Espen Hatleskog, is a nicely edited composition of the picturesque vistas of the Kjerag Rocks. About a minute and a half in is where it really gets interesting. Hatleskog employed a DJI Phantom 3 Professional to capture these beautiful shots. Again, it’s not for the meek!
There’s something about seeing free fall while hovering over the action. It’s an interesting approach for a drone to catch that kind of movement. We’re all used to seeing static objects on the ground, so what Mr. Hatleskog has done has really upped the game when it comes to drones.
Do you have a favoring spot to fly your drone? Which do think is the most beautiful? Leave us your favorites in the comments below and happy flying!