Magnus was an experienced jumper with more than 400 Base jumps and 10 years in the sport. He was well known for making good decisions. He was a natural leader and mentor amongst friends, therefore many jumpers followed his judgement calls. Magnus had been in Walenstadt on privious trips and flown the Crack several times. On this trip, Magnus chose to travel alone. The evening before he spoke with friends and told that he had flown above the Trench Line late in the afternoon, doing reconnaissance at an height he had never done before. He was stoked! This was probably one of the reasons why he chose to fly the Barn Line the next day. He had previously mentioned that he wanted to try this line, but it is unclear if he had done any in depth research of what was required to fly this line.
Magnus was with another jumper just before the exit. They started to talk and it became apparent that they both where going to fly the Barn Line. Hence, they decided that Magnus would follow the other jumper since he had not flown this line before. The other jumper saw later through his rear facing camera that Magnus went to exit but stopped and never followed. This behaviour was not uncommon for Magnus, since he normally where focused on doing a perfect exit with the Aura.
After a brief few minutes the jumper on the ground watched a rescue helicopter land up around the barn area. Bike riders had called in stating they had found a jumper deceased in the vicinity of the barn area.
Everyone who crossed his path will remember him for being very kind, including and generous.
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