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January 13, 2017

Eleven Elevated Instagram Galleries- Who Do You Follow ?

There are over 500 million Instagram Galleries. These are my picks for the 11 best up-and-coming cliff jumping explorers pages from around the globe.

By Jonathon Kelly and BSA Editorial

1. @nicoantn | Nicolas Anton

Our adventure begins in Nice, France with upcoming Instagramer and Videographer, Nicolas Anton. This dude is knocking out amazing edits left and right while displaying a vision from the coast of France like we’ve never seen before. Check out his Youtube as well at Nicolas Anton.

@nicoantn

@nicoantn

2. @usacliffdiving | USA Cliff Diving.

Watch as the professionals let loose and share their incredible lifestyle with the world! Soaring off 90’ to 100’ platforms and cliffs, Andy Jones, Steven LoBue, David Colturi, and Kyle Mitrione perform for the masses. We’re talking about the best in the world right here. Professionally trained and at the top of their game, the USA Cliff Diving squad films at the most picturesque cliff diving locations in the world. Their journey is inspiring, and the behind the scenes footage is classic! Give these guys a follow for some guaranteed quality content. Be sure to peep their YouTube as well at USA Cliff Diving.

@USAcliffdiving

@USAcliffdiving | Photo Dean Treml

3. @croulter | Nick Coulter

Extreme sports athlete and videographer, Nick Coulter shocked the world with his viral Vermont and Havasupai edits. This legend is building rope swings and sending monster cliffs all over North America- making great content every step of the way. Nick just moved to Lake Tahoe; expect incredible footage and unbelievable stunts all year round. So far we’ve watched him conquer mountains, huck winter cliff jumps, and send a 110′ killer quarry. What’s next Nick!?! Don’t miss Nick’s YouTube channel either; subscribe at Nick Coulter .

@croulter

@croulter | Photo @huckstermcgee

4. @joelsparkour | Joel Eggimann

Joel is a world traveler; though, he resides in Switzerland. He is a professional free runner, stuntman, and adventurer. If Eggimann isn’t on a Pirate ship sending gainers off the mast, he is flipping off a rope swing or leaping over buildings. Keeping his gallery fresh, @joelsparkour is a must follow Instagramer! Be sure not to miss his YouTube channel for all sorts of adventures at Joel Eggimann

@joelsparkour

@joelsparkour | Photo @venturesomecrew

 5. @scottpman | Scott Pollman

Scott is lighting up the scene with his unique style. See for yourself as he combines his diverse skills to make one hell of an extreme cliff jumper. Triple front corks off of Havasu Falls, 80′ Crain Jumps, you name it, Pollman is down! Want to know how many directions a body can rotate while in flight? Talk to Scott. Come winter or summer, @scottpman’s feed is crushing it. This NorCal explorer is peak when it comes to cliff jumping. Be sure to head over and hit that follow button on his page 🙂

Jumper @Scottpman | Photo: Zach Liptak

Jumper @Scottpman | Photo: Zach Liptak

6. @storyofsage | Sage Stephens 

Travel perspectives from around the globe. Follow Sage Stephens from The Caribbean to South East Asia. He’s in the Pacific Northwest one day, and then getting heli-scooped from a mountaintop in his home of Hawaii the next. Sage is a professionally trained diver with incredible video editing skills. His images have gone viral all over the internet. His gallery is filled with breathtaking scenes of places only few get to see. Do yourself a favor, and follow @storyofsage to experience his journeys right along with him. Sage’s charismatic personality and eye for wonder separate him from the rest. I look forward to a Big Swings Q & A with Sage this coming month on our Adventure Blog. I was able to ask him a lot of questions about what drives him as a pro cliff jumper and a person. Don’t miss his joint YouTube page with Dan Worden- “Pursuit of Adventure” or his features on the Big Swings YouTube page.

@storyofsage

@storyofsage

7. @sacagawea_yo | Jordan Solorio

Action through the lens of Jordan Solorio. Nothing makes my heart stop like watching someone step off a cliff. Especially if that someone is Jordan Solorio and that step is a 110′ Reverse Backflip off a triple-waterfall. Jordan is constantly finding new amazing locations to jump and forever out on Big Swings Adventures. Jordan takes pride in his training and conditioning. He makes this stuff look easy; though, it is not. This sponsored cliff jumper from Pennsylvania is sure to entertain.  Known to Instagram as @sacagawea_yo

@sacagawea_yo | Photo Dana Slifer | Big Swings App

@sacagawea_yo | Photo Dana Slifer | Big Swings App

8. @exvert | Travis Sims

Travis is the Mad Hatter of the cliff jumping world. When he’s not diving in a show, he is keeping himself busy. He’s in the Rockies, in Arizona, in Vermont, in Pennsylvania, he’s just everywhere… I got the chance to meet the man behind the legend this summer on top of a bridge in Center City Philadelphia. Just before we drew straws to see who would do the depth check, we realized our escape vehicle was no longer mobile; the sun dropped, and we missed our chance. Bridge jumping new locations in an urban city at night can be tricky! Luckily, I got to spend the rest of the week with him exploring and jumping Eastern Pennsylvania Waterfalls and swimming holes. Sims dives with the finesse of a world class athlete. Make sure to check his gallery out and give him a follow if you haven’t already @exvert.

@exvert

@exvert | Photo Nick D’Amico | Big Swings App

9. @riede94 | Rainhard Riede

If you want to see how it’s done in Europe, Rainhard Riede is the man to watch. He is an influencer in Splashdiving and Trickdiving. Also, Riede recently jumped the Stari Most Bridge and the Azure Window. Rainhard has a gallery full of insane dives and flops- a truly great way to spend some time on insta!

@riede94

@riede94

10. @kelvinsteffanes | Kelvin Steffanes

Kelvin is a 25-year old adventure/explorer native to Indonesia. You can find him and his crew exploring in-between the mountain tops of the Indonesian Jungles. Jumping enormous waterfalls and locating swimming holes seems to be Steffanes part time gig. See Indonesia through the lens of a local. Spectacular views of astonishing places with @kelvinsteffanes. I expect much more to come from this promising Instagram Gallery. He makes great Youtube vlogs as well. You can check them out here Kelvin Steffanes.

@kelvinsteffanes at Tampak Sewu

@kelvinsteffanes at Tampak Sewu

11. @fainepearl | Faine Loubser

Faine is a photographer in Cape Town, South Africa. Her adventure gallery gives you a glimpse of explorations and life in Cape Town and the surrounding areas. Watch as she adventures on land and sea showing the most beautiful spots Cape Town has to offer. She is an ambassador for Penny Skateboards and she loves her GoPro. I have to say, I do too! @fainepearl expresses her thirst for adrenaline and excitement so well with her gallery. A+ job Faine!

@fainepearl

@fainepearl

Bonus. @big_swings | Big Swings

I have to show some love for my home team at Big Swings. The ultimate free app built for exploring swimming holes and cliff jumping around the world. If your not finding waterfalls and swimming holes with the Big Swings App for free, you can be right now! Download it here…Free Download and remember to #KeepItClean out there. 

We strive to provide the best content we can as often as possible. Make sure to follow us on Instagram, Youtube, Facebook, and Snapchat-@big_swings. We are always up to something 😉

Adopt-A-Spot brings allows locals to step up and take care of their most sacred swimming holes. This is the Big Swings Crew out on an Adopt-A-Spot cleaning day!

@BigSwings | Adopt-A-Spot Clean Up Day 2016 | Photo Dana Slifer

 

You can check out my personal insta here @always_shady_in_philadelphia and share your thoughts on my picks. Or we can chat on the Big Swings Adventure Forum, my username there is @spread.  

WANNA BE FEATURED?

Watching the adventure culture and especially the cliff jumping community thrive is a beautiful thing. Let us watch it through your eyes. Send us a message on Instagram about being on our next list of featured channels here.

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