Base Jumping

Daredevil Jumps Off Moving Truck... Into A Gorge

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 10.06.2014 | UK Tech

BASE jumper Sebastian Alvarez is clearly a man who -- if he did ever known fear -- has since placed that fear inside a titanium box, and dropped it to...

How Can Dogs Really Fly?

Alastair Macartney | Posted 30.05.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Macartney

Dogs really can fly. They've actually been doing it for years with a bit of human help. Earlier this week one of the National Geographic Adventurers of the Year Dean Potter released a video of his dog, Whisper, flying.

What Does Freedom Mean to You?

Alastair Macartney | Posted 25.07.2014 | UK
Alastair Macartney

Leaping from mountains, flying my Jedei winguit through valleys, soaring past the circling birds and glancing across at my team mates just inches away is an almost indescribable experience. An experience that I live for.

World Trade Center Freedom Tower BASE Jump - The Freedom Four

Alastair Macartney | Posted 08.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Macartney

A jump like this involves technical detail. It is not for a novice BASE jumper. In the urban environment there are a multitude of factors to consider such as wind currents that swirl around the various structures creating turbulence in many unsuspecting areas and at a variety of altitudes.

Three Life Lessons I Learned By Leaping From the Eiger

Alastair Macartney | Posted 07.07.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Alastair Macartney

As a human flight specialist and wingsuit BASE jumper, leaping from the Eiger was like a dream come true. It had been an incredible journey and, after a safe and successful landing, I looked back up at the mountain I had flown from and contemplated life in a new way.

World Record Base Jump Off Burj Khalifa

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 28.04.2014 | UK

Two daredevils have set a new world record for base-jumping, plummeting headfirst off the world’s tallest building, Dubai’s Burj Khalifa. Fred...

What It Looks Like To Base-Jump Off One World Trade Center

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Tech

The vertically sensitive amongst should probably steer clear of the video above. Video of three base-jumpers leaping from the top of the 1,776-foot...

Jumping Off A Cable Car. As You Do.

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

With base jumpers around the world competing to stay at the cutting edge of the sport, they're having to become more and more imaginative about where ...

Yup, He's Going To Jump Into That...

Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2014 | UK Tech

Base jumping is terrifying. Base jumping into a soup of thick fog is utterly insane. Even just watching the video is unsettling... ...

WATCH: How Not To Base Jump

Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Tech

"A fairly stupid idea... gone mildly wrong" And the award for 2014's biggest understatement so far goes to this chap. Race a BMX down Bolivia's ...

The Extremist Of Extreme Sports

Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.12.2013 | UK Sport

Is this a hoax? BASE jumping is insanely dangerous - just watch this video for how it can go terribly wrong. So quite why you would up the ante ...

WATCH: World's Highest BASE Jump Marks 60th Anniversary Of Everest Climb

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 29.05.2013 | UK

An extreme sports star from Russia has made the world's highest BASE jump, leaping from Mount Everest to mark the 60th anniversary of the first ascent...

WATCH: Base Jumper Cheats Death After Parachute Fails During 1,000ft Leap

SWNS | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.07.2013 | UK

A base jumper’s miraculous survival after falling 1,000ft to the ground has been caught on film. Matthew Gough was base jumping in Lake Garda, I...

WATCH: Epic Somersault Base Jump Fail

The Huffington Post UK | Christopher York | Posted 08.11.2012 | UK

Not content with simply partaking in the incredibly risky sport of base jumping, Norwegian dare-devil, Richard Henriksen decided to add a little 'swin...

China's New Nuclear Tourist Attraction

The Huffington Post UK | Chris York | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK

China has announced it is to spend 6 million yuan (£595,000) on converting the site of the country's first nuclear bomb detonation into a unique, fas...

WATCH: Base Jumper Breaks Record In 90 Second Fall From Mountain

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 06.08.2012 | UK

Base jumper Valery Rozov has broken a world record after falling for 90 seconds from a 6000m mountain. Rozov climbed the peak in the Indian Himalay...

How A Stuntman Survived A Leap From 2,400 Feet With No Parachute

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2012 | UK

A stuntman has become the first person to jump out of a helicopter and land without using a parachute. Gary Connery, 42, used a special "wingsuit" ...

WATCH: Base Jumper Leaps Off Shard Four Times

Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

A base jumper has admitted leaping from the top of The Shard four times, raising further questions about security around London’s latest landmark. ...