Proximity wingsuit flying involves donning a state-of-the-art Teflon winged suit, jumping out of a helicopter or off a cliff edge thousands of feet up and flying terrifyingly close to some of the world’s most dangerous mountain faces
before pulling a parachute at the very last minute. It is the closest man has ever got to his ancient dream of flight
and it is extremely dangerous. One mistake can lead to instant death.
The son of Malibu multi-millionaires, Jeb Corliss has a self-confessed death wish. As a young boy he was diagnosed with counterphobia — a pathological desire to confront fear. Always clad head to toe in black, Jeb has found that the thrill he gets from leaping from the world’s highest buildings and mountains is the only way to free himself from his dark moods and suicidal tendencies: ‘Through death I found my life.’