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Old Man Jumps Off 500-Foot-High Bridge, Lights Parachute On Fire, Dies

Maybe 73-year-old BASE jumper James E. Hickey didn’t precisely want to die when he leapt off the 500-foot-high Perrine Bridge, in Twin Falls, Idaho, and lit his own goddamn parachute on fire. On the other hand, I think it is safe to say that jumping off of a 500-foot-high bridge and lighting one’s own parachute on… » 5/20/15 12:48am 5/20/15 12:48am

Legendary Climber Dean Potter Dead After Wingsuit Disaster

Extreme athlete and adventurer Dean Potter is dead after a failed attempt at wingsuit flight from Yosemite’s Taft Point. Potter held the speed climbing record for The Nose at El Capitan—one of climbing’s signature routes—three separate times, though his notoriety may stem from his more controversial acts, including a… » 5/18/15 9:30am 5/18/15 9:30am

Watch A Couple Of Guys B.A.S.E. Jump Off NYC's Freedom Tower

The Freedom Tower is the tallest skyscraper in the Western Hemisphere and these two dudes just jumped off it. The video was filmed in September of last year—and appears to be the black-clad parachutists who landed near the Goldman Sachs building September 30, 2013 and then vanished—but was just uploaded to YouTube… » 3/24/14 11:06pm 3/24/14 11:06pm

Flying man in wingsuit flies deathly close to the ground like Superman

He's Superman. Actually, I take it back. I don't even think Superman would fly this impossibly close to the ground because it's just ridiculous. Insane, really. That didn't stop wingsuit pilot Brian Drake from zipping mere feet from the ground though. Look at him tear through the gully and marvel at death being… » 12/18/13 8:16pm 12/18/13 8:16pm

When Your Parachute Doesn't Open, All That's Left Is A 876-Foot Belly…

This is not a live-action Wile E. Coyote reenactment. It is video from Saturday's Bridge Day in Fayetteville, West Virginia, where BASE jumpers try their luck from the New River Gorge Bridge. Despite Christopher Brewer's parachute not deploying in time, his wingsuit slowed him just enough (he hit the water between… » 10/17/11 4:55pm 10/17/11 4:55pm