The Princess Tower is 1,358 feet tall and currently the world’s tallest residential building and the second tallest building in Dubai. It is huge. So obviously when the building opened up their roof to base jump off of, 558 awesomely crazy daredevils joined up and pulled off all sort of crazy jumps. It’s like fear…
Andy and Jean don't race like we did when we were kids. They put on their parachutes, run up abandoned buildings in South Africa, and then jump back down to the finish line.
The whole time I was watching this video of Marshall Miller base jumping into Lauterbrunnen in Switzerland, I was screaming inside. You see the entire jump from his perspective, as he looks down and around and can't see anything but fog and yet he still makes the jump. And as he's falling down, you still can't see…
I started to watch this video expecting a routine BASE jump, but no, it's nothing routine. "JT Holmes follows Mark Broderick as he pushes the limits of base jumping with nine front flips on a tower," says the description. Indeed. Broderick cut it so close that, for a moment there, I thought he was going to crash.
I can't really think of a classier way to enter a party than to BASE jump off the 1,200-foot Kuala Lumpur tower, and then land in a rooftop swimming pool — assuming, of course, that he's got a Bond-approved tux under his skydiving outfit.
Here's a recipe for fun: Go up to the 48th floor of a skyscraper in London. Enjoy a beer at the rooftop bar. Change into your base jumping gear in the restroom. Make a beeline for the balcony and jump into the heart of London. Illegal? Probably. Fun as hell to watch? Absolutely.
26-year-old Brad O'Neil wanted to beat a new "Hey look I can do something really stupid that will potentially kill my neck" record, so he used a 100-foot-long, 60-foot-high ramp to jump into the air using his bike, only to jump off the bike at the highest point using a parachute.
The guy with the big hair and the titanium gonads is Sebastián Álvarez, who decided it was a great ice to jump over the safety railing of the Amonalas Viaduct, in Coquimbo, Chile, into a 328-foot (100 meter) deep. He only had a couple second before he could open his parachute—or die.
I know he has a parachute, but whatever. Every time he goes down the slope and I see the snow ending abruptly, I feel my stomach drop every single time.
The whole base jumping thing is getting out of hand. The Awesomerer found this video of Tom Erik Heimen setting himself on fire and jumping off a 3,900-foot cliff in Norway. The biggest risk, they say, was that the small parachute—called pilot chute—that it's used to deploy the actual parachute might catch on fire.…
Watch this crazy guy base jumping into a void full of thick fog. I can imagine him thinking: "hmmm, how can I make this base jump thing even riskier? Of course, let's do it in a foggy day so I don't even know where the hell I am going!" This is just madness—but pretty exciting, I have to admit. As I saw him entering…
Watch as a biker attempts to base jump off Bolivia's famous Death Road and fails badly. Don't worry, he survived, but it was really painful: "injuries included fractures in his forearm and cut tendons in his knees."
"Compression fracture of the T12 vertebra, 5 stitches to the eye, 6 stitches to the chin, severely sprained back, wrist and hand. multiple bruised areas." That's the miraculous result of a failed base jump by Vimeo user Subterminally, who could have easily died. Feel free to scream as you watch him crash and…
It takes a special breed to look out the door of an airplane or over the edge of a cliff and think that hurling yourself into the void is a good idea. But that's what each of these skydiving, base-jumping, wingsuit-wearing athletes does for kicks.
It's a special kind of person who willingly gets set on fire and throws himself out of a (closed) skyscraper window. And as you can see, the thrill of watching it is greater than anything you'd get from CGI.