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Video: More Wingsuit Madness In Avatar Country

By David Ponce

We like to step away from digital consumer electronics now and then because frankly, some things are just too awesome to pass up. Plus, geeks in general have an insatiable appetite for wonderment, so the following video should fascinate. There’s an area in China’s Hunan province called Zhangjiajie National Forest Park that features enormous quartz-sandstone pillars that look exactly like those in the movie Avatar. And for good reason as the park’s officials say that it was these very formations that served as artistic inspiration for the scenery in the movie; indeed one of the park’s larger pillars was renamed “Avatar Hallelujah Mountain” by local officials. So it’s in this fabulous setting that some base jumpers decided to ply their trade, seemingly under the sponsorship of extreme sport enthusiast company Red Bull. Watch the below video. It’s really incredible. We may not go to the moon, or even Mars, for quite some time. But there are still things we can do on this little planet that can almost compare.

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