Felix Baumgartner is an Austrian skydiver, daredevil and BASE jumper known for his daredevil sound barrier-breaking skydive from 24 miles in 2012.
As a child, he dreamed about flying and skydiving, a passion that he was able to fulfil when he made his first skydive at age 16.
In 1999 he claimed the world record for the highest parachute jump from a building when he jumped from the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and four years later he became the first person to skydive across the English Channel using a specially made carbon fibre wing.
More accomplishments came his way as he grew more and more experienced, culminating in the stunt that launched him to world fame, the Red Bull Stratos.
A meticulously planned event, the 14th October 2012 saw Felix break three world records: the first human to break the sound barrier without the assistance of a vehicle, the highest manned balloon flight, and the highest skydive.
The feat proved immensely popular as eight million people watched the live streaming feed; the jump was the most-watched YouTube live event of all time.
Awards, accolades and acclaim followed Felix following his record-breaking jump, including the National Geographic Adventurer of the Year, the Millennium Bambi for Lifetime Achievement and the Laureus Action Sports Person of the Year.
By booking Felix Baumgartner as a motivational speaker, you find out about his ascent to the top of the atmosphere and to the top of his field, including overcoming setbacks and adversity such as claustrophobia brought on by his pressurised suit, uncontrolled spinning during the jump and a fogged-up visor which nevertheless didn’t stop him from successfully completing his feat.
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