…and I like to fly, travel, sleep, follow sports, be outside, jump from stuff, listen to music, hang out with friends, meet new people, be a part of something, learn new stuff like surfing or longboarding, challenge myself, fly in the tunnel, ski, beat my friends in sports, find out whats possible, dream big, live bigger, eat, train, focus, be in the mountains both summer and winter, push myself, push others and try to do stuff that makes me happy, because nothing beats when you are happy.
I currently live and work as a professional extreme sports athlete. I run my own company, iSkywalker, and make a living mostly from coaching, instruction and organizing events around the world. Hopefully I will be able to expand my life and business into other fields of business aswell in the future. Who knows what the future brings. The only thing I know for sure is that I want to have a progress in my life and that I am going to work hard on achieving that every day.
Flying is a feeling that everybody wants, and when you actually have it it is really hard to let it go. As long as I can remember I always wanted to skydive, and as soon as I started I was totally hooked, in a good way.
I wanted to fly as much as possible. This took me to the windtunnel where I could fly a lot. I soon started working in different tunnels around the world and just focused on learning as much as I could from the people I flew with or watched fly. Later I got to teach a lot of people to fly. Something that I really love to do. Teaching people to fly is just awesome.
BASE Jumping and speedriding came very natural for me. I grew up in Norway and I was always outside doing fun stuff so after I started jumping it felt natural to try it out. I realise that there is an obvious risk to these activities, but to me this just means that I have to take it very seriously. Besides the actual experience this is what attracts me most to these sports. It demands a high level of focus, preperation, skill and dedication to do the things we do in the mountains. You block out all distractions and focus only on what you are doing right now.
The last few years however have changed these sports a lot. Doing amazing stuff also involves taking a lot of risk. Unfortunately noone is above the law. When you´re in the mountains you are putting yourself at risk, plain and simple. Losing friends and seeing others get seriously injured has taken away the superhero feeling I once had doing these sports. Therefore I am currently focusing on other aspects of my sport as I search for the right motivation to go back to the mountains.
I want to say a few words about my team mates as well. They are some high quality homo sapiens! Mox is the most tolerant Viking to walk the earth. Mathias might have a little mans complex but he is always positive. Alex is in fact French, but he is friendly and open minded, so that makes him 1 in 50 million or what is the population of France again? No, seriously they have all the skills I dont have and I really feel lucky to have spent so much time with them.
- World Challenge champion, freefly.
- World Championships, World Games, World Cup, European Championships and Nordic Championships medalist, Freefly.
- Multiple Norwegian Champion, Freefly and Canopy Piloting.
- World, European and Nordic record holder, Head-Down formation.