Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Just before midnight, a man climbs onto a ledge on the 21st floor of a building in southwest Paris and leaps off.Any site above 60 meters is a potential jumping-off point, said a BASE jumper who gave his name only as Rodolphe and who has logged 1,200 urban and natural jumps for a total of about 15 hours spent in the air.Laffargue said such obstacles make urban jumps even more special.From a psychological point of view, there is also more stress than in nonurban jumps, not least because urban BASE jumping is illegal.A BASE jump is defined as a leap off a fixed high point – the name being an acronym for Building, Antenna, Span (such as bridges) and Earth (natural settings).Three men were arrested following a BASE jump last September from the top of the nearly completed One World Trade Center and charged with reckless endangerment.Even in a natural setting, BASE jumping carries high risks.In the Swiss village of Lauterbrunnen, which draws many BASE jumpers because it has enormous rock walls, five people were killed last year alone practicing the sport.
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE