Wingsuit Grand Canyon
In April 2015 Glenn, Heather, Roger Hugelshofer, Paul Tozer and Vicente Cajiga made the first (and only) wingsuit crossing of the Grand Canyon from rim to rim.
This jump took nearly a year to plan and organise, permissions again proving the most difficult obstacle.
The team made a number of high altitude practice jumps at Skydance Davis before attempting the crossing on April 9th.
They jumped from Skydance's Cessna Grand Caravan at 28,000ft and flew over 12 kilometres to land on Hualapai Indian land.
60 Minutes, Sony and Australian Geographic were commercial partners.
Our team made the first successful wingsuit crossing of the Grand Canyon in April 2015. You can read the full account on our BLOG page, watch the 60 Minutes story on our VIDEOS page or see our edit of the footage here.
In 2006 Glenn, Heather and their team journeyed to the Garwhal Himalaya of India. Their goal was to climb Mt Meru (6672m) and for Glenn, Heather and Jimmy Freeman to make a wingsuit BASEjump from the top.
After three weeks of climbing Glenn and Heather were able to jump (Jimmy contracted altitude sickness and had to descend). They launched their wingsuits from a tiny ledge under the summit, breaking Glenn's existing world record. It had taken them six years.
Glenn made a film - No Ceiling - the BASEClimb 3 Story - and Heather wrote a book - No Ceiling, published by Five Mile Press.
You can buy a copy of the DVD in our shop, but the book is currently out of print.
In August and September 2001 Glenn, Heather and their team journeyed to Pakistan in an attempt to break Glenn's existing World Record for high altitude BASEjumping.
Over two separate expeditions, both hampered by extreme bad weather, they tried to fulfill their goal.
In the end an avalanche and the September 11 attack on the Twin Towers thwarted their efforts.
Glenn made a documentary - BASEClimb 2 - Defying Gravity and Heather wrote 'Defying Gravity, Defying Fear' published by ABC Books.
In 1992 Glenn Singleman and Nic Feteris climbed and made a high altitude BASEjump from the Great Trango Tower in Pakistan. They set a new world record and pioneered the new sport of 'BASEClimbing' or as it's sometimes called, 'para-alpinism'.
The documentary film Glenn made - BASEClimb - went on to win 21 International Awards and earn a place in National Geographic's greatest adventure documentaries of all times.
In 2008 Glenn, Heather and their team journeyed to central Australia to attempt a number of records, including the Furthest Flight in a wingsuit.
The plan was for John Wallington and Sean Kavanagh to pilot a specially equipped hot air balloon to 38,000ft where Glenn and Heather would jump out and aided by the Jet Stream as a tail wind fly far enough to break the record.
They were joined by 60 Minutes, who made a story called High Drama.
Aptly named because things didn't quite go to plan.
Wingsuit Sydney Harbour
In 2010 Glenn, Heather and Vicente Cajiga made the first (and only) wingsuit crossing of Sydney Harbour, exiting Sydney Skydiving Cessna Grand Caravan at 14,000 to flying from Rosebay to Barrangaroo.
The jump took over 8 months to organise, mainly due to the complexity and number of permits required.
It went perfectly and featured on every National News program the same evening.
Wingsuit Brisbane City
In January 2015 Glenn, Heather, Roger Hugelshofer and Paul Tozer made the first (and only) wingsuit crossing of Brisbane city.
They jumped from Skydive Rambler's Cessna Caravan and flew across the city, the River and the Gabba before landing in a small park nearby.
The jump went perfectly and was featured on every News Program that evening.
Wingsuit the Outback
In 2016 Glenn, Heather, Roger Hugelshofer, Vicente Cajiga and Ash Darby made first flights across Lake Eyre, Wilpena Pound and William Creek in outback Australia.
Australian Geographic ran a story and Channel 7 and Discover Canada ran features on the project.
Our team made the first wingsuit flight over beautiful Lake Eyre in Outback Australia in April 2016. We also flew across Wilpena Pound, an iconic landmark in the Flinders Rangers of South Australia. You can read about it in our Blog or watch the current affairs report here
Lonliest Mountain Expedition
The Bicentennial Expedition to climb Mt Minto in the Admiralty Range of Antarctica's North Victoria Land began when the six Australian climbers - Greg Mortimer, Lincoln Hall, Glenn Singleman, Chris Hilton, Lyle Closs and Johnathan Chester - and and their crew of five set off from Sydney Harbour in 'The Dick Smith Explorer,' a 65-foot schooner that had seen better days. Crossing the notorious Southern Ocean they are battered by severe storms, that on several occasions, knocked the boat flat.
From the ship's anchorage in the Ross Sea, the team had to ski nearly 100 miles, hauling 100kg sleds behind them. They were hampered by extreme cold and storms.
They reached Mt Minto with little time to make it to the summit and return to the ship within the three week limit.
Deep Sea Challenger
Glenn has been a member of James Cameron’s expedition team (as Doctor and Cameraman) on a number of the acclaimed Hollywood Director’s projects including his most recent (and personal) – Deep Sea Challenger. James Cameron successfully piloted a Sydney built submarine to the deepest part of the ocean – the Marianas Trench. The documentary is now available on iTunes and DVD. http://www.deepseachallenge.com/
To complete their Australian Eastern cities project, Glenn and Heather organised a flight over Melbourne in January 2017.
Again permissions were difficult and the jump opportunity heavily restrictedby Melbourne Air Traffic Control.
High winds at the time the flight was scheduled meant it had to be postponed until the Australian Summer 2017.
Ballooning over Mt Everest
The first (and only) hot air balloon flight over Mount Everest was in1991. Glenn was the doctor and part of the film crew.
Chris Dewhirst and British adventure filmmaker Leo Dickinson led the expedition, with Chris piloting the lead balloon.
To this day they remain the only people to have flown over Everest in a balloon.
In 2005 Glenn, Heather and Jimmy Freeman teamed up with Australian Story for some spectacular high altitude balloon jumps over country Australia.
Heather and Jimmy made a jump from 24,000ft setting a new Australian record.
Social Climbers Expedition
The Social Climbers expedition to have the world's highest black tie dinner party on the summit of Peru's highest mountain, at 6769 metres and minus 37 degrees Celsius, was the brain child of Chris Darwin, a great-great-grandson of Charles Darwin.
'Nine amateur climbers, including a 62-year-old grandfather, made the attempt, and only two of them had previous mountaineering experience. They had been warned about terrorism, blizzards, avalanches, frost-bite and altitude sickness, but were unprepared for other hardships which awaited them - loss of libido, a documentary crew led by an obsessed German philosopher, a love triangle and chronic flatulence. Nor did they foresee a catalogue of other tribulations, including malaria, bronchitis, giardia, piles, ripped shoulders, cracked ribs, hypothermia, pregnancy and a frozen bottle of red wine.'
Glenn was part of the film crew.