A man parachuting from a helicopter is making history by making it safely to the top of a steep, salt-filled mountain.
Jason T. Schmitt, 32, of Portland, Oregon, has made it to the summit of the summit at the Great Wall of Salt Lake City, Utah.
Schmit made the jump after spending the weekend on his personal plane.
“It was a bit of a miracle,” Schmitt said.
“It’s hard to see the ground, but you know, when you’re looking down, you can see the view from a very high spot.
It was a very calm and peaceful moment.”
He was at the top, about 4,000 feet (1,834 meters) from the base of the mountain, when he saw a helicopter flying by.
He was able to see it and he knew it was safe to go.
“I knew we were in the right place, so I just took off and got it done,” Schmit said.
He made it through a long and treacherous climb up the steep mountain before he finally reached the top.
Schimbts jump, which is the highest of its kind, is being celebrated as a symbol of his accomplishment and safety.
He hopes the jump will raise awareness about the dangers of parachuting.
“You can’t be scared of heights,” Schimbt said.
“And when you do, you have to be able to stay calm.”
Schmitt said his dad helped him with the landing.
“They were really good at their job.
I’m thankful to have them,” Schimpitt said.
The Salt Lake Tribune was there for the jump.