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Video: 102-Year-Old Woman Makes First BASE Jump

Jun 9th, 2013 at 8:00AM: In celebration of her impending milestone birthday, Dorothy Custer wanted to do something a little different this year. So, on the day she turned 102 she decided to make a tandem BASE jump off the Perrine Bridge in Twin Falls, Idaho. That's a leap of 486 feet and as you can tell from the video below, Dorothy enjoyed ever second of the experience, which also gave her the record as the oldest person...

Video: Base Jumping In The Himalaya

Jun 10th, 2012 at 8:00AM: In April, Russian mountaineer and base jumper Valery Rozov traveled to a remote region of the Himalaya Mountains in India to climb a peak known as Mt. Shivling. After spending a month acclimatizing to the altitude and preparing for the climb, he and two companions started off for the summit located at 6543 meters (21,466 feet). The technically difficult climb took six days to complete but Rozov...

Video: Wingsuits get a little too close!

Video: Wingsuits get a little too close! Apr 12th, 2011 at 8:00AM: Over the past few years, BASE jumping has seen quite a rise in popularity amongst adrenaline junkies and extreme athletes. The "sport" consists of climbing up any tall, fixed object, such as a building, bridge, or cliff, throwing yourself off, and using a parachute to safely float back to the ground. More recently the activity has evolved to a degree by incorporating wingsuits into the...

Russian climber BASE jumps from remote Antarctic peak

Russian climber BASE jumps from remote Antarctic peak Dec 14th, 2010 at 9:00AM: Last week a Russian climber and BASE jumper by the name of Valery Rozov climbed to the summit of Mount Ulvetanna, a 9616-foot tall mountain located in a very remote region of Antarctica. After spending a couple of weeks preparing for the climb, Rozov wasn't content to just stand on top of the peak however. Once on the summit, he proceeded to don a specially designed wingsuit, leap from the summit,...

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