Jokke Sommer

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Jokke Sommer
Personal information
NationalityNorwegian
Born (1986-06-06) 6 June 1986 (age 32)
Oslo, Norway
Sport
SportBASE jumping
Parachuting
Wingsuit flying

Jokke Sommer (born 6 June 1986, Oslo) is a Norwegian professional skydiver and BASE jumper.

Childhood[edit]

Jokke Sommer began skydiving in 2007. After selling his dirtbikes in order to gather the funds required for the training, he started a skydiving formation in USA, where he executed more than 200 jumps within 2 months.[1]

The YouTube effect[edit]

Back in Norway, Sommer started BASE jumping in 2008. He uploaded his first video to YouTube called Wingsuit Base in Romsdalen, Norway where he jumps from huge cliffs in Norway. This video was seen by over 10,000 people.[2]

Videos[edit]

Dream Lines[edit]

In 2010, Sommer launched a movie called Dream Lines - Part I[3] where he flies near the cliffs and mountains all over the world.

He launched four episodes of Dream Lines including Dream Lines - Part III that reached more than 10 million views on YouTube[citation needed] and Dream Lines IV which exceeded four million views.[4] In this last, a teaser was dropped one month before the original launch, 14 December 2012,[5] where we can see the different lines that Sommer and his cameraman, Ludovic Woerth, flew during 2012.[6]

The Perfect Flight[edit]

In 2013, Sommer appears in a web series called The Perfect Flight produced by Epic TV where he performs stunts with the late Ludovic Woerth (who filmed the flights thanks to cameras attached to his helmet) and Espen Fadnes.[citation needed]

In the first episode, they went to Rio in Brazil and fly near Christ the Redeemer. In the second one, the three friends tried to fly under the bridge of Aiguille du Midi, located in the French Alps. Then, they fly between the Tianmen mountains in China, where Espen Fadnes narrowly escaped collision with a cable car. They jumped over Piton des Neiges in the mountains of the Reunion Island in the fourth episode.[citation needed]

Free by Rudimental and Emeli Sandé[edit]

In 2013, Sommer featured in a music video for a song by Rudimental and Emeli Sandé, titled "Free." Sommer uses a wingsuit and glides over the Eiger mountains in the Alps, in this video it shows his childhood. When he was young he got bullied by some young kid and he saw an eagle flying and he thought he can fly and be free as well.[citation needed]

Dangerous by Within Temptation[edit]

Sommer appeared in the music video for "Dangerous", a song by Dutch symphonic metal band Within Temptation featuring Howard Jones, formerly of Killswitch Engage.[citation needed] The video shows Sommer gliding through the air and performing stunts such as navigating through a narrow gap between two buildings.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Jokke Sommer". Jokkesommer.com. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  2. ^ "Wingmen - Friendship in Flight - Red Bull TV". Red Bull TV. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  3. ^ Iloveskydiving.org Archived 12 December 2013 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Video on YouTube
  5. ^ Video on YouTube
  6. ^ "De er ekstremsportens nye superstjerner". Dn.no. Retrieved 17 April 2018.
  7. ^ Video on YouTube