Training for a big jump - level 2

Training for a big jump - level 2

11-03-2014 07:00

A daredevil from Louisiana is going to climb Mount Everest. He wants to get up in five days and back down in less than 10 minutes, using a wingsuit and a parachute. He will be the first man to do this.

The man holds the record for the fastest Everest climb at 9.5 hours. Now he trains over California for his next big adventure.

It is going to be a big project. There are so many things that need to go right and so many things that could go wrong. It is like a space shuttle mission in a lot of ways.

Difficult words: daredevil (person who likes doing dangerous things), wingsuit (special suit for flying), space shuttle (flying vehicle that goes into space and back), in a lot of ways (very similar).

You can read the original story and watch the video in the Level 3 section.

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