Gotta be quite a feeling, that. Loading up on the roof of Half Dome, pausing briefly, then flinging themselves over the edge, pilot and skydiver Rich Piccirilli, together with Jim Hanbury and Brian Johnson, experienced one hell of a thrill in the ’77 hang gliding and skydiving mission in Yosemite. The group ascended Half Dome in darkness to avoid the cops, made the jump, then stashed their gear in the valley below. Hours later, Piccirilli was busted, and spent a night in jail.


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