Usually located in high-rising buildings in crowded cities, base jumping is commonly referred to as fixed object jumping which can be regarded as an extreme sport. Base jumping essentially means Building, Antenna, Span, and Earth which is considered extreme and the most dangerous activity you can imagine. In order to become a base jumper, you will need prior knowledge and experience in skydiving because it requires the same skills. Although it’s a breath-taking and entertaining sport, its considered illegal in most countries.
However, there are a handful of places that encourage base jumping where participants can showcase their abilities and skills. To witness base jumpers jumping from a fixed object and opening their parachutes to land safely is a heart-thumping and thrilling sport. It’s for this reason that we decided to include the most extreme base jumping locations in the world.
Norway – Troll Wall
Situated on the west coast of Norway is the Troll Wall which is basically a portion of the Troll peaks located in the Romsdalen valley. With approximately 1,100 meters from its base to the highest peak, its regarded as the highest vertical rock face on the continent of Europe. Base jumping began in 1980 and has since attracted thrill seekers around the world.
Idaho – Perrine Bridge
Situated in the Twin Falls, the Perrine Bridge is around 1,500 feet in length and approximately 486 feet above the famous Snake River. It’s elevated for 3,600 feet above sea level, connecting Jerome County to the Twin Falls area as well as Interstate 84. In 1927, it was considered the highest bridge in the world. So, if you are thinking about base jumping from this bridge, you will be pleased to know that it’s the only man-made structure in the entire USA.
Switzerland – Lauterbrunnen Valley
The Lauterbrunnen Valley situated in Switzerland is considered the deepest in the Alpine chain, and thanks to its extreme steepness, it has managed to attract numerous base jumpers around the world. There are several jumping points that overlook the beautiful landscape but be warned that there have been several fatalities over the years. It’s still considered one of the best base jumping destinations in the world that requires proper skills, gear, and training before you leap from the top.
Himalayan Mountains – Meru Peak
Located in the Garwhal Himalayas is a mountain that is located between Shivling and Thalay Sagar which is 6,660 metres in height. During 2006, Heather Swan and Glenn Singleman set the record for the highest base hump in the world with 6,450 metres. It took them a total of 22 days to reach the peak in sub-zero conditions. Base jumpers can reach a top speed of around 200 kilometres before they need to open their parachutes.
Venezuela – Angel Falls
Considered the highest waterfall in the world, the Angel Falls comes in at 979 metres in height and is around 807 meters broad. You can base jump on the feet drop coming in at 2,600 feet where you’ll witness rapids and sloped cascades while you are in the air.