Top 10 Exciting Places to Base Jump

Top 10 Exciting Places to Base Jump

A dangerous sport, popular among the adrenaline lovers, who explore the world eager to discover the next great location to take off. Some locations are open for the jumpers, in other the permission is needed, while at few it is illegal to jump base at all. And of course the sport is not for the cowardly. Here are 10 sites that are famous among the enthusiasts.

10. Eiffel Tower, Paris, France

The iconic landmark in the city of love has long attracted the jumpers. In 1912 Franz Reichelt unsuccessfully tested his parachute by taking a mortal leap from the tower. Ever since it has tempted adventurers and recently the base jumpers. However, occasionally they get killed.

Why to go there?

A good option for those, who are willing to jump in the urban environment. However, they should consider the crowds of people gathering below.

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9. Table Mountain, Cape Town, South Africa

It is illegal to jump off here. Daredevil Jeb Corliss got a fine and was left with two broken ankles after an unsuccessful take off. The site is indeed dangerous, however, the location boasts numerous peaks, that could be discovered as great base jumping locations in the future.

Why to go there?

The mountain is the most popular natural wonder here. Overlooking the town and the ocean, Table Mountain is popular among hikers.

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Photo by Jeb Corliss

8. The Troll Wall, Norway

The impressive wall is part of the mountain range of Trolltindene. The 1 100 m (3 600 ft) height wall is the tallest vertical rock in Europe. Therefore it is a desirable challenge for the climbers and base jumpers.

Why to go there?

The sport has been practiced since 1980’s and the site gained popularity among the adventurers as being one of the best places to base jump in Europe.

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7. Navagio Beach, Zakynthos Island, Greece

One of the most beautiful beaches in Greece, with a ship wreck on it, is also a favorite spot for the base jumpers around. The jumpers take off from a 200 m (656 ft) tall rock. Their free fall, followed by a safe landing with a parachute on the soft sand, lasts about 2-5 seconds, which is enough to fill body with adrenaline.

Why to go there?

It is legal here and Navagio has become a popular location among the base jumpers, who gather here to celebrate their hobby together.

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6. Kjerag, Norway

The site is famous for the unusual boulder, stuck between two rock walls. However, it also has been a popular base jumping site since 1990’s. It is estimated that over 29 000 jumps were performed since 1994! Unfortunately, ten people got killed during the unsuccessful jump.

Why to go there?

The site is part of the fjord, which features tall precipitous walls and overlooks impressive panoramic views, which seem to be endless.

BASE jumping in Kjerag. The annual Heliboogie were participants have the option of being flown to the top of the Kjerag mountain with a helicopter, and jump off with their parachute.

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5. Yosemite National Park, California, USA

The park boasts hundreds of peaks and impressive landscapes. Half Dome is one of the most popular peaks among the hikers and climbers. It is illegal to base jump from it, however the prohibitions don’t scare adventurers away. With growing popularity it might change in near future.

Why to go there?

The park itself is a great spot to visit and admire unspoiled American nature. Meanwhile the climbers, base jumpers and hikers can find numerous opportunities to flex their muscles.

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Photo by Lynsey Dyer

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4. Perrine Bridge, Idaho, USA

The bridge spanning the Snake River in Twin Falls is one of the most famous locations in the world among the base jumpers. Numerous successful jumps were completed here. It is only 150 m (486 ft) high, but refreshing dip in the river awaits the adventurers.

Why to go there?

It is extremely accessible since the jumpers can take off almost from their cars.

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Photo by Chris Bazil

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3. The Dolomites, Italy

The famous mountain range in the Alps is popular among skiers, hikers, mountain climbers as well as base jumpers, Dolomites provide some breathtaking views and edgy slopes. Since there are numerous peaks, the range is still being explored by the base jumpers, who love to discover new locations.

Why to go there?

Find great tall peaks, overlooking the breathtaking landscapes of valleys, lakes and Alpine meadows.

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2. Burj Khalifa, Dubai, UAE

The tallest building in the world is a desirable location for the base jumpers, however, you would have to get an exclusive permission, since jumping off of it is not a common practice. In 2010 though, Nasr Al Nivadi and Omar Al Hegelan were granted the permission and it took them 1.5 minutes to reach the ground.

Why to go there?

Even if you are not going to jump, rising to the top viewpoint to admire the cityscape is among the most popular attractions here.

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1. Angel Falls, Venezuela

At 979 m (3 212 ft) height the waterfall is the tallest one in the world. So of course it is one of the favorite sites by the daredevils. The natural environment is striking: a powerful stream plunges down the precipitous rocky walls into the lush rainforest. Moreover, it is legal to jump and there is even a service, which provides assistance for the base jumpers.

Why to go there?

The service features the trip to the falls, facilities and assistance by experienced guides.

BASE jumper leaping off Angel Falls, Venezuela

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