Flying over a volcanic core!!!

Can you imagine yourself flying over to 27 million years volcanic formation? Well, Tucker Gott flew his paramotor around the majestic Shiprock and today we want to share with you his experience. Don’t miss this video and pay attention to the whole story behind Shiprock. Is awesome!!

Ship Rock is a dramatic 7,177-foot-high (2,188-meter) rock mountain located in northwestern New Mexico about 20 miles southwest of the town of Shiprock. The formation, a volcanic plug, rises 1,600 feet above a barren desert plain south of the San Juan River. Ship Rock is on Navajo Nation land, a self-governing territory of 27,425 square miles in northwestern New Mexico, northeastern Arizona, and southeastern Utah.

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The badlands of New Mexico epitomise the raw, stark beauty of the Wild West. Vast mountain ranges and plateaued mesas stand impassive in the desert haze. Ragged gorges, carved out by the Rio Grande River, rip into the land like an open wound. Rows of aspen trees turn to a chemical yellow in the relentless southwestern sun, spotlighting the rolling ranches that are home to cattle and horses.

Ship Rock is called Tsé Bitʼaʼí in Navajo, which means “rock with wings” or simply “winged rock.” The formation figures prominently in Navajo Indian mythology as a giant bird that carried the Navajo from the cold northlands to the Four Corners region. Ship Rock, when viewed from certain angles, resembles a large sitting bird with folded wings; the north and south summits are the tops of the wings.

The formation was originally called The Needles by explorer Captain J. F. McComb in 1986 for its uppermost pointed pinnacle. The name, however, didn’t stick since it was also called Shiprock, Shiprock Peak, and Ship Rock, which is its name on a map from the 1870s, because of its resemblance to 19th-century clipper ships. The town nearest to the rock mountain is named Shiprock.

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Climbing Ship Rock is illegal, There were no access problems for the first 30 years of its climbing history but a tragic accident that resulted in a death in late March 1970 caused the Navajo Nation to ban rock climbing not only on Ship Rock but on all Navajo lands. Prior to that, Spider Rock in Canyon de Chelly and The Totem Pole in Monument Valley were closed in 1962. The Nation announced that the ban was “absolute and unconditional,” and was due to “the Navajo’s traditional fear of death and its aftermath, such accidents and especially fatalities often render the area where they occur as taboo, and the location is sometimes henceforth regarded as contaminated by evil spirits and is considered a place to be avoided.” Climbers have, however, continued to climb Ship Rock since the ban, often obtaining permission from the local grazing holder.

Ship Rock is a sacred mountain to the Navajo people that figures prominently in Navajo mythology. The primary legend tells how a great bird carried the ancestral Navajos from the far north to their current homeland in the American Southwest. The ancient Navajos were fleeing from another tribe so shamans prayed for deliverance. The ground beneath the Navajos became a huge bird that transported them on its back, flying for a day and a night before landing at sunset where Shiprock now sits.

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The people, climbed off the Bird, which rested from its long flight. But Cliff Monster, a giant dragon-like creature, climbed onto the Bird’s back and built a nest, trapping the Bird. The people sent Monster Slayer to combat Cliff Monster in a Godzilla-like battle but in the fight, the Bird was injured. Monster Slayer then killed Cliff Monster, cutting off his head and heaving it far to the east where it became today’s Cabezon Peak. The monster’s coagulated blood formed the dikes, while grooves on the Bird drained the monster’s blood. The Bird, however, was fatally injured during the great battle. Monster Slayer, to keep the bird alive, turned the bird to stone as a reminder to the Diné of its sacrifice.

Flying over a volcanic core!!!
Flying over a volcanic core!!!

an you imagine yourself flying over to 27 million years volcanic formation? Well, Tucker Gott flew his paramotor around the majestic Shiprock and today we want to share with you his experience. Don’t miss this video and pay attention to the whole story behind Shiprock. Is awesome!

Meisabel Laversa
Meisabel Laversa is a full-time writer for Sky Xtreme TV
31 thoughts on “Flying over a volcanic core!!!
  1. It reminds me of a giant rotten old tree stump except this one is much older an eighth wonder.

  2. Aren’t you scared of loosing your phone? you just grab it with the hand, right?

  3. Shiprock is noahs ark you dum twat

  4. that is so amazing man.

  5. Tucker, you have nice videos but please, don’t say, ” peace out”. I don’t know where the hell that came from, but it drives me nuts. The term is “PEACE”. Not peace out or in or around. JUST PEACE. It can be FAR OUT, OR CHILL OUT, GET OUT, PUT OUT, TUCKERED OUT, TAPPED OUT, FLAME OUT, PULL OUT, JUMP OUT, BAIL OUT, FELL OUT, ALL OUT, RAN OUT, THREW OUT, HAND OUT, DUG OUT, but never ever, ever PEACE OUT.! How would you even do that, Peace Out? Makes no frickin sense. So, don’t do that n’kay? But keep posting your videos they are really cool. PEACE BROTHER… .

  6. There’s a Crazier formation by Primm Nevada and a lot of people say it’s the real Area 51 it Even Looks Like a Spaceship 👍🏼

  7. it is an electrical discharge, see Michael Steinbacher

  8. I want to be your student

  9. Am i the only one dreaming about taking a shit up there, while hillary is walking on the street below?

  10. awesome dude!

  11. Wikipedia lives matter, they are reliable, but open source with staff on hand every second to revert back the bullcrap changes you guys make, so yes it is reliable.

  12. 2 some million years. it was once thought the earth was flat. no way of knowing how old.

  13. What’s there to dislike about this video.

  14. Sub to me cause I’m kool

  15. Which shoes do you have?

  16. I drove by Shiprock this summer

  17. how can this Thing be millions of years old when earth is just 6000 years old? …Evolution? did you evolve from rocks? nonsense

  18. What is the maximum range of that flight device please?

  19. WOOOW!! <3

  20. how many phones you drop ?

  21. You can’t be afraid of heights to do that

  22. The 70’s called, They want their hairstyle back.

  23. Is your phone tethered so you can’t drop it?!

  24. sorry , that comment was meant for somewhere else , but i’m glad u dropped in to show me that amazing place ,,,

  25. the only add i have ever watched with close intent

  26. The trailing camera behind you is such a cool perspective. 👍👍👍

  27. That’s cute. I happen to be sitting on top of a 4.5 billion year old planet, atm.

  28. if this link works, it should be a 3d side-by-side image that was made from this video:

    • the link seems to have worked(for now), to view, you have to cross your eyes slightly and merge the images, getting further back from the monitor will make it easier to get

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