Jeb Corliss, 37, leapt from a helicopter in a special wingsuit and glided through the crack in Langshan Mountain, in Zhejiang Province, to complete the “flying dagger” jump.
The fissure is only 10ft wide at its narrowest point in a 900ft-tall shard of rock.
Jeb Corliss leapt from a helicopter in a special wingsuit and glided through a fissure only 10ft wide at its narrowest point.
An American wingsuiter has flown through a narrow fissure in a mountain in eastern China at 100mph.
He spoke to reporters after crashing down on to a bridge near the mountain’s base.
Corliss jumped from a helicopter in a special wingsuit
“This is the greatest thing I’ve ever done up to this point. I am just so, so happy that we were able to do it,” he said.
“I was really worried that it wasn’t going to happen. I was sure it wasn’t going to happen. I’ve no idea. I just didn’t want to disappoint everyone.
“The Chinese have been so nice to me. The Chinese government has been so wonderful. I just didn’t want to disappoint everyone.
A camera in his suit records him speeding towards the fissure
“I am really glad I was able to do it, because it was so hard. This was so hard. This was really, really, this was the hardest thing I’ve ever done.”
Corliss’ other jumps include the Eiffel Tower in Paris, the Space Needle in Seattle, the Christ the Redeemer statue in Rio de Janeiro, and the Petronas Twin Towers in Malaysia.
In 1999, he hit a waterfall in South Africa when his chute collapsed, leaving him with a broken back.
Corliss has recorded over 2,000 jumps
Ten years later, he broke his leg after hitting a building in Kuala Lampur, Malaysia.