BASE Jumper Thayer Healy is lucky to be alive after slamming into a cliff near Moab, Utah, on November 24. Healy suffered several broken bones and stitches in the cliff strike, but he is recovering nicely. He filmed the accident with a GoPro camera, so you can see the scary hit from his point of view:
Scotty Bob manages to one-up himself with a wingsuit proximity flight through a narrow canyon in Utah.
BASE jumper Chris ‘Douggs’ McDougall and his friends go wingsuit proximity flying in the beautiful mountains, cracks and forests of Switzerland. The footage is breathtaking.
Austrian BASE jumper Maria Steinmayr miraculously survived a failed jump from Gran Bali Hotel in Benidorm, Spain. Steinmayr was competing in the BASE Jump Extreme World Championship when her parachute malfunctioned, making her crash against the building several times before landing on the 10th floor. She managed to walk away with only bumps and bruises.
Our old friend Alexander Polli takes his wingsuit proximity flying a notch further and swoops through a narrow cave at Roca Foradada Mountains in Montserrat, Spain.
Jokke Sommer and Ludovic Woerth do a wingsuit flight into Rio de Janeiro. Best part – when they fly between two building!
Alexander Polli shared this video on his Facebook page the day after Christmas, but I saved it for a more appropriate date. May we all be at least half as awesome in 2013.!
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Richard Henriksen was about to BASE jump off a high bar when the metal rod he was somersaulting around suddenly collapsed, sending him flying off a 4000ft cliff. The veteran BASE jumper was performing the stunt for a Norwegian TV show when the accident happened. Luckily, he narrowly missed falling against the rock face of the cliff and managed to open his parachute on the way down.
Wingsuit pilot Alexander Polli doing some proximity flying in New Zealand, Switzerland, and Norway. The video is highly recommended by Jeb Corliss, so you know it’s awesome: