BASE Jumping records make for some terrifying reading. After all, it’s an activity of extremes. Leaping off a Building, Aerial, Span or lump of Earth isn’t for the faint hearted.
So, you’re probably wondering quite how extreme is it. What’s the highest BASE Jump ever completed? What’s the lowest BASE Jump ever survived? What’s the most amount of people to BASE Jump at one time?
Fear not, here at Mora we’ve been looking through the record books to bring you the highest, lowest, fastest, scariest BASE Jumping records ever.
Highest BASE Jump
When you think about the highest BASE Jump ever, you probably immediately think of Felix Baumgartner and his “Edge Of Space’ jump, back in 2012. But, as any BASE Jumping aficionado will be able to tell you, old Felix didn’t jump from a building, an areal, a span, or the Earth so, by virtue of his tiny space balloon capsule thing, he doesn’t make the cut.
The record for the world’s highest BASE Jump belongs to Russian dare devil, Valery Rozov, who jumped from Mount Everest (the worlds highest mountain, of course), leaping from a staggering 7220 metres (23,688 feet, or four and a half miles) above sea level.
Just let that sink in for a second… The worlds highest BASE jump was by a man called Valery. Madness.
Of course, it’s not just the height of the record breaking BASE Jump that’s makes this so incredible. Rozov and his team had to climb Everest itself before they could take the leap. The ascent along took four days from base camp. On top of the exhausting climb, the team had to battle minus 18 Celsius temperatures in a bid to get into position to jump.
Rozov flew for almost a minute, at speeds of around 125mph before finally safely touching down on the nearby Ronbuk Glacier.