We are proud to announce our new sponsored slackline athlete in our New Zealand pro team: Ben Gingold.
Born and raised in the UK, Ben spent his childhood surfing the atlantic shores of sunny Cornwall. As well as a love for the outdoors, he soon developed a passion for altitude and by just eighteen years old had already qualified as a solo skydiver. Whilst studying Mathematics at university, Ben was pioneering many firsts in UK highlining and progressing further in parachute sports. During this time Ben founded a company dedicated to the distribution of safety gear and the information needed to help other keen adventurers follow in his footsteps safely. Now, Ben travels the world in pursuit of the ultimate adventure involving ropes, parachutes and the great outdoors.
Ben is a…
OVER 160 BASE JUMPS
OVER 150 HIGHLINE WALKS
MORE THAN 40 PIONEERED HIGHLINES
IN 21 DIFFERENT COUNTRIES AROUND THE WORLD
A WORD FROM BEN
Nothing can ever truly describe that feeling of freedom you experience in taking a running launch from the edge of a cliff and feeling the wind rushing through your fingers as you fly your body through the mountain air, or the freedom in overthrowing fear and walking across a wobbly slackline thousands of metres above the ground. It’s that freedom that I love, and that feeling that draws me to the sky. This passion has taken me further across the globe than I could have ever expected, and landed me in more bizarre situations than I could ever have imagined. But it was not without the kindness and generosity of so many wonderful people that I’ve made it where I am today. I want to share with you these adventures so I can show you not only how much fun I’m having, but also the incredible people who’ve helped me get there, their unique cultures and the stunning parts of the world that they call home. I hope I can show you that the world is full of wonderful people at every turn and inspire you to step outside of your comfort zone and experience real freedom! The press make us fear the world and most of the people in it, but I want to encourage you to rationalise that fear, step out into the unknown and see the magnificent people and places that fill our planet.
As a mathematician I love a good diagram, and here’s one of my favourites. Nothing explains it better, so I’ll leave it at that.
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Read what happened this summer:
“We finally did it! Yesterday we made the first ever crossing of the iconic Torlesse gap, breaking the record for New Zealand’s highest highline! It took almost a year of planning, assessing and organisation, including four trips up there to make it happen, but walking along that line yesterday with almost 2000m of exposure either side made it completely worth it. This was by far the most challenging project I’ve ever worked on. The weather here is incredibly difficult to predict and waiting for a window was painful. The rock is loose and flaky, the cliffs are dangerous and even just…” Read full story on our facebook page: