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How’s this for a mission: a group of skydivers that included Andy Lewis – a Utah expert when it comes to “sketchy” BASE and slack projects – get dropped in the middle of the remote Utah desert to access a gorgeous BASE jump. Pretty sick. It’s apparently a new air-service trip that Andy has been working on for some time (see below). No word on pickup or shuttle but looks as though the boys made it out.  “(The camera is on a) 10-second timer to snag one single photo of us on the summit ready to BASE jump the first-ever tower accessed by BJM-supported Aerial Delivery. This moment seemingly took forever — and now it’s going to be an average weekly romp. When you work hard, you get to play hard, and it all takes teamwork. Thank you for the support everyone. This is what not giving up look(s) like. CHEERS 🍻”

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I can’t thank everyone enough for the much needed hugs, kisses, love, support, kind words, reassurance, and encouragement from across the world yesterday, for it was outstanding and potently positive!! In the face of death, complications, strife, anxiety, animosity, and adversity the apex of the day was needing to hear “Andy, never never never never give up.” Thank you @john_verbeck and everyone else who reached out, you all simply refurbished my stoke entirely. I had no idea of the extent of the support… Its outrageously refreshing. So, thank you! Thank you! Thank you. Here is a sweet picture me, @katchmar, @blacksheeprigging, and @zachheesaker. With @jimmypeterson27 ’s canopy… why is this important— because this is just an image, of a single moment, of a single journey, with a single group of close friends, supported by an entire team of people not pictured, on a single tower, maybe without a single jump on it’s east face… and just to take this single photo took over 15 years of climbing and rigging, over 30 years of parachuting experience between the 4 of us (which is like almost 1 @jimmy_pouchert ), and all of that is on top of the 10 months in gear finding, round gathering, rack building, and actually scheduling a gosh darn load that 4 people and a pilot could make!! And, then, after all that… you still have to jump, open, stick the landing on the 1500’ high (overall) desert tower, committing yourself to a NEW BASE jump, repack, and then listen to @sketchyandylewis place everyone’s feet in the shot for 3 minutes so we could see sister superior, priest, Nuns, rectory, and castleton tower, as well as the jumpers, before setting a 10 second timer to snag 1 single photo of us on the summit ready to BASE jump the first ever tower accessed by BJM supported Aerial Delivery. This moment seemingly took forever— and now it’s going to be an average weekly romp <3 When you work hard, you get to play hard, and it’s all takes team work. Thank you for the support everyone. This is what not giving up look like. CHEERS 🍻 #slacklife #basejumpmoab @ataircanopies @skydivemoab @aleta_ventures @firstdescent @jzoellne @divanjeremy @moabjoe423

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