Páll Bergþórsson, the former director of the Icelandic Met Office, went parachuting this week in honour of his 95th birthday, RÚV reports. Asked how he liked the experience, Páll remarked that it was no more disconcerting than standing on a 10 meter-high [32ft] wall.
“It was high time for an old weatherman like me to take a leap in a parachute and get closer to the sky that he’s always…teaching others about,” he wrote in a post on his Facebook page. He went on to laud the opportunity the jump gave him to “…observe the splendour of the mountain ranges, the sea, and the land…I wouldn’t have missed it for the world.”
With his jump, Páll became the oldest Icelander to have ever gone skydiving.
See a video of Páll’s jump on RÚV here.