Matt Blanc and Ian Flanders were the best of friends, constantly pushing and inspiring each other. In July 2015, during what was supposed to be a fairly routine jump, Ian tragically lost his life. Matt recounts the story, and pays tribute to Ian in this heartbreaking video.
It’s a sad but inspirational tale that reminds us to live our lives to the fullest, but to also be careful, especially when we’re putting that life on the line.
The video’s description reads…
How can you express everything that you want to somebody you love, knowing that if you don’t, that might be the last opportunity that you have? That is a reality that we all face, but for BASE jumpers, the risk of death sometimes results in something amazing and unexpected – love.
GoPro normally don’t post anything that wasn’t exclusively shot with their own cameras, but after Camp4 Collective Director, Anson Fogel reached out to them, they reversed policy and published the video.
Anson told them that the mini documentary wouldn’t have been possible were it not for the footage the pair had recorded over the years using their GoPro cameras.