Sadly, it’s been confirmed that Antoine Montant has died as the result of an apparent wingsuit flying accident. His body was found in the Collet d’Anterne area in Haute Savoie with his unopened parachute still inside the container. An article on JustAcro.com reports:
“Sunday morning at 5 am. Antoine’s girlfriend called attention on Facebook that he is missing since saturday afternoon after he went for a BASE jump in the area of Collet d’Anterne in Haute Savoie, France. Just a few hours later many people such as friends, mountain guides, paragliders, base jumpers got together for the search of Antoine. In the afternoon the terrible news hit the scene, that they found him dead in the mountains.”
Antoine was an accomplished extreme skier, one of the world’s best acro paragliders, multiple speed riding champion, and BASE jumper. Read more about Antoine on RedBull.com.
Among his many extraordinary exploits were the first speed flying descent of the Eiger and the original speed riding cable grind on the old Chamonix lift station. Antoine was 30 years old.
Condolences are being left on Antoine’s Facebook page. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.
Blessed are the dead
For they have been given wings to fly.