Antoine Montant's Death Saddens Speed Flying, Wing Suit and Skiing Communities

 

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There is sad news today in the world of speed flying. Reknowned star Antoine Montant has been found by friends dead in the mountains after he went for a solo wing suit descent. Just Acro reported the news on their website earlier today. Antoine was known for his speed flying descents of the Eiger and for skimming the cable line on a lift in Chamonix. He was 30 years old.

Antoine MontantWeblinks about Antoine's death.

http://www.justacro.com/news/111023/antoine-montant-dies-base-jumping?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter

http://unofficialnetworks.com/antoine-montant-speed-flyer-world-passes-30-years-48956/

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According to JustAcro.com, "Sunday morning at 5 am. Antoine's girlfriend called attention on Facebook that he is missing since saturday afternoon after he went for a BASE jump in the area of Collet d’Anterne in Haute Savoie, France. Just a few hours later many people such as friends, mountain guides, paragliders, base jumpers got together for the search of Antoine. In the afternoon the terrible news hit the scene, that they found him dead in the mountains. :-(
He went for a wingsuit jump alone so nobody witnessed what happened. He was found with his parachute being still inside the container with only the pilot chute being outside. Friends believe it only fall out in the impact, not because he was about to open his parachute.
Antoine was 30 years old. Beside being one of the best acro paraglider pilots in the world he was a multiple times speed-riding champion an amazing skier and a great person. He was following the footsteps of his brother Valery after he died in an very unlucky accident in 2006 while hiking back up to to his car on the Saléve. They both were living simply for their passions, not for the show or to become famous, but for the real spirit of their belowed sports up in the mountains."

We offer our condolances to friends and family of Antoine. He sure made us go wow and he will be remembered.

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