To the adventurous adrenaline junkie, BASE jumping is just one of the things you can do to get your fix. For the person a bit more grounded, it’s absolutely insane. But how insane is it if you BASE jump off a cliff to a rocky tower — so that you can BASE jump again? It’s a thought that has crossed the minds of many a BASE jumper in the rocky wilderness near Moab, Utah — but one skillful man was actually able to pull it off and capture it on video.
It was BASE jumper Mario Richard who accomplished this feat last week; he jumped from Moab’s cliff known as Dragon’s Nest, and managed to maneuver himself to the top of the King Fisher — one in a group of rock spires known as the Fisher Towers. It’s challenging enough trying to steer a parachute to the ground, let alone a spot just 25 feet long and 6 feet wide.
The triumphant moment was short lived because Richard continued downward shorty afterwards, for the second part of his BASE jump to the ground. “You actually get to land and there’s people all excited because they saw it happen and they’re there to share the emotion and for the first few minutes,” Richard told Utah’s Fox 13 News. The well-deserved excitement amongst his peers was earned though; his feat didn’t come without practice. “There’s so much joy and you bask in accomplishing this thing you’ve been working at,” he continued.
Triple BASE jump next? Hmm…
Photo and video: No Fly Zone on Vimeo