BASE-jumper Jeb Corliss thinks nothing of jumping off bridges, cliffs, or the tallest buidling int he world. What was once a hobby has turned him into an expert of harnessing fear; it’s a journey that has taken him to 16 countries across 5 continents and has seen him do over 1000 fixed object jumps. In a surprise Q&A at TEDxUSC 2010, watch Corliss as he dons his wingsuit and takes a death-defying flight along the buttresses of the Matterhorn and talk about why harnessing our fear will lead to success.
Traveling and extremes have encompassed my life for 30 years; from white-water rafting, skydiving, paragliding, bungee jumping, rock climbing, dog sledding, base jumping, kayaking, surfing, boogie boarding, rappelling, and caving, I’ve tried every “bucketlist” adventure I could imagine. My wedding day in Jamaica even included a little bit of rock climbing followed by a trapeze act in my gown. Now that I’m 6 months pregnant a new type of adventure awaits. I’ve been to 33 countries and I have no intentions of stopping there. Although I think I’m going to need a baby backpack for my new way of travel, lots of adventures are still just around the corner.