Karla Ćurlić


Written by Karla Ćurlić (Teen 1)

Karla: Hello, Mr Baumgartner. How do you feel after accomplishing this exciting but unusual quest?

Felix: I feel relieved. I was so scared for my health and about disappointing so many people.

Ka: How do you keep fit?

F: I have a little cottage in a little town in Salzburg where I spend most of my time. It is a skiing resort, so, in winter I spend my days on the highest peaks doing all kinds of winter sports. I like cross country skiing and biathlon. In summer I also spend a lot of time there because there is a lake in which I go swimming. I also visit gyms and use other sport facilities.

K: Our readers want to know how the earth looks like from that height?

F: It looks like a ball. It's very colourful.

K: What is the next chapter in your career?

F: I'll write a book about all the experiences I have had. It is going to be full of pictures. I'm going to publish it by the end of the next year.

K: When did you do your first skydive?

F: At the age of 16.

K: Where did you set the record for the lowest BASE jump?

F: In Rio de Janeiro. I jumped from Christ the Redeemer Statue.

K: What record did you set twice?

F: For the highest BASE jump from a building.

K: Where did you jump from?

F: I jumped from Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur and Taipei 101 Tower.

K: You were also named to a street of champions.

F: Yes, to Vienna's Street of Champions.

K: And you were nominated for the World of Sports Award. Congratulations!

F: Yes. Thank you!

K: Thank you for the interview!