5 Most Popular Spots for BASE Jumping

In 1978, a film-maker called Carl Boenish came up with a new concept of jumping from fixed objects called B.A.S.E jumping. If you are new to this concept, BASE is acronym for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth (cliff).

BASE jumping involves jumping from a stationery base such as a cliff and then using the parachute to break the fall. Below are some of the most popular places for BASE jumping.

Eifel Tower

This is one of the most significant architectural marvels of the 20th century. It is located in Paris, France. It is one of the most popular BASE jump destinations since it is not very high and even amateurs can jump its 324 meters.

Burj Khalifa

This is the world's tallest building and boasts the tag of being the highest man made BASE jump destination at 828 meters. The first jump was done by Al Navadi and Al Hegelan. Although they said it was very short (it took them 1 minute and 30 seconds), it is worth your try. It is located in the heart of Dubai in the United Arab Emirates.

Troll Wall

The peaks of the Troll in Norway are another ideal destination for a drop. At 1097.28 meters, the drop will be one of the most exhilarating experiences you will ever have.

Tianmen Mountain

In the Chinese mountains of Tianmen is a cavern that has water collecting at its base. It is one of the most popular BASE jump destinations. At 1299 meters, it is the highest BASE jump destination in the world.

Yosemite National Park

Located in the US state of California is the Yosemite National Park which has cliffs as tall as 914.40 meters. These cliffs have seen hundreds of BASE jump enthusiasts jumping off to the grounds far below.

If you have never experienced a BASE jump, then you are missing out on a very thrilling experience. It is good for training for the much advanced skydiving. Besides, it is a good excuse to travel around the world.

by Kennedy Runo on 12/09/2013 in Outdoor Activities