Channing Sargent
September 21, 2016 12:18 pm

When most of us talk about making a calculated risk, we mean whether or not to take that job offer, or if we should move. Bur for 27-year old Clair Marie, that means which cliff to jump off — literally.

One of the youngest Base jumpers ever, she’s been throwing herself off cliffs for eleven years. An avid outdoorswoman (hey, it should be a word), she first began snowboarding — which turns out to be a gateway to rock climbing — then moved to parachuting off of the peaks she summits. This isn’t drugs, people; this is the high of the wild.

She describes the sensation as peaceful and calming, but explains all of the education and preparation that goes into experiencing such freedom.

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And after more than 6,000 leaps, she tells the Daily Mail that she still gets nervous. We think that’s the most inspiring thing about her: She’s an expert at something most of will never even try, but she still gets butterflies in her stomach. Knowing that makes us feel a little more inclined to take a leap ourselves, even if it’s just toward our own, two-feet-on-the-ground dreams.

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