Base Jumping

Jumping From A Moving Drone Is The Latest Craze And It Is Not For The Faint-Hearted

The Huffington Post | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 16.05.2017 | UK Tech

Drones are being used for just about everything these days. From delivering your Amazon purchases to pulling you along on a snowboard. Yet despite all...

Watch Base Jumpers' Three Death-Defying Leaps In A Single Night

The Huffington Post UK | Steven Hopkins | Posted 05.01.2016 | UK

A base jumper famed for repeated leaps off The Shard has released a new film showing him jumping from three London rooftops in a single night. Dan...

Caroline Frost

Filmmaker Defends Decision To Leave BASE Jumper's Tragic Fate Unexplained | Caroline Frost | Posted 02.10.2015 | UK Entertainment

The director of ‘Sunshine Superman’ has defended herself from accusations that her documentary is unclear about the tragic fate of its hero, pione...

US Daredevil Base Jumper Dean Potter Killed During Wingsuit Flying Stunt

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2015 | UK

An extreme sports athlete has been killed during a risky stunt in California. Dean Potter died during a base jumping flight from a 7,500ft cliff u...

Base Jumpers Break Their Backs In 500ft Fall - But That Hasn't Stopped Them Jumping Again

Barcroft | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Two base-jumpers who broke their backs after a horrific 500ft fall have made a remarkable recovery - and started jumping again. Austin Carey, 23, a...

Daredevil Recreates The Film 'UP'

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.12.2014 | UK Tech

Erik Roner may be one of the world's most extreme daredevils but that doesn't mean he can't sit back once in a while and enjoy a good Disney film. ...

Meet The World's Scariest Hammock

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Tech

This is the "Mothership Space Net Penthouse". Of course you wouldn't know by looking at it, instead you'd probably see the world's scariest hammock. ...

We're Still Not Sure How He Survived This

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 20.11.2014 | UK Tech

A BASE jumper has miraculously escaped unharmed when he crashed into a cliff just moments after pulling his parachute. Evgenii D was BASE jumping i...

Head-to-Head Human Flight

Alastair Macartney | Posted 12.12.2014 | UK Sport
Alastair Macartney

Flying wingsuits in demanding environments is not without its risk. All events have to take this seriously and, as the sport and wingsuit technology advances, so does the competitive landscape. Red Bull Aces is a novel concept and, instead of leaping from mountains, competitors exit a plane. They then fly head-to-head through a slalom course with gates suspended below hovering helicopters.

This Is How You Crash A Pool Party

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.10.2014 | UK Tech

Now this is how you make an entrance... Jumping off the Kuala Lumpur Tower 335 meters up, these three daredevils made the arrival of a lifetime aft...

GoPro's New Cameras Will Dominate Another Year Of Viral Videos

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 29.09.2014 | UK Tech

GoPro has unveiled its most powerful range of action cameras yet, the HERO4 range. With new Black and Silver editions GoPro has introduced two firsts,...

Just A Casual Evening Jumping Off A London Skyscraper

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 11.08.2014 | UK Tech

There are a lot of ways to spend an evening in London - one of the capital's many fine restaurants, a play in the West End or a gentle meander along t...

Skyscraper Zipline Is Just The Best Thing

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Tech

Ziplines are fun, it's a universal truth. They make us feel like action heroes escaping from an exploding building. As with all things that are fun th...

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 29.07.2014 | 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...