Discovery Channel Star Donald Schultz to Jump off the Chief

Donald Schultz will be jumping off the 700-metre-high Stawamus Chief wearing only a wingsuit

Credit: Flickr/Sandra Garcia

Donald Schultz to don wingsuit for his jump off the Stawamus Chief

Fans of Discovery Channel personality Donald Schultz will have a chance to see the adventurer in action this weekend as Schultz leaps off the 700-metre-high Stawamus Chief near Squamish.

Donald Schultz Jumps off the Stawamus Chief

June 2-4, 2011


Depending on Weather Conditions


Stawamus Chief Provincial Park, Garibaldi Highlands


For his daring plunge, South Africa-native Schultz will be wearing a wingsuit, a special suit that allows the jumper to glide down through the air before deploying a parachute to make their landing.

Snake wrangler, skydiver and daredevil extraordinaire

Schultz is no stranger to death-defying stunts.


By the age of 13, he was already interning in South Africa’s world famous Fitzsimons Snake Park, working with some of the most venomous snakes in the world.


It was not long before Schultz’s fascination with snakes spread to other animals, and soon Schultz was handling everything from crocodiles to jellyfish to jaguars.


In addition to hosting the Discovery Channel’s Wild Recon, he has made appearances on various television shows, including Feeding Frenzy, Hell’s Kitchen, The Martha Stewart Show and Chelsea Lately.


When he isn’t catching and studying some of the world’s deadliest creatures, Schultz is also an avid scuba diver and skydiver, proving this daredevil is up for just about any life-threatening challenge he can find.


See Schultz’s daring jump live

Schultz is stopping over in Vancouver on June 1 before heading over to Stawamus Chief, where he will be from June 2 to 4.

If wind conditions are in his favour, Shultz will be making jumps off the Chief each day.


Schultz skydives in Mexico wearing a wingsuit

Check back next week for Granville Online’s exclusive interview with Donald Schultz.