Johnny Strange, a former Sigma Chi at USC, was a daredevil. He was the youngest person to ever climb what is known as the Seven Summits. For those (like me) who don’t know what that is, he climbed the tallest mountains on each of the seven continents, including some names you might have heard like Mt. Everest and Mt. Kilimanjaro…by the time he was 17, right around the time your biggest accomplishment was losing your virginity at prom.
Since then, the 23-year-old has stayed incredibly active and adventurous, and wrangled up a pretty dope Instagram.
Mt. Everest- a shot of me climbing through the Khumbu icefall, which is regarded as one of the most dangerous parts of Mt. Everest. The glacier moves at such pace that often large crevasses open up randomly sucking you in, large seracs fall and crush whatever's in the way, or blocks of ice ranging from the size of a car to a house come tumbling through. We try to make it through early morning with hopes that we see no such thing. #khumbu #icefall #mt.everest #sevensummits #mountain #climbing #tbt
One of his favorite activities was wingsuiting. In case you were wondering, that means you put on a suit that gives you wings, and then you fly. Like you literally fly. It looks like this.
After getting good, Strange started up “proximity wingsuiting,” where he’d fly close to mountains or through tight spaces, and unfortunately, this week in Switzerland, he got into an accident that killed him, but no one can ever say he had a life unlived..