Base Jumping Ups The Adrenaline Radar!
By Meghna On 5 Jul, 2012 At 01:02 PM | Categorized As Far-Out, India | With 2 Comments
A new world record for base jumping was set last month with Russian Valery Rozov leaping from the top of Shivling mountain (6543m) in the Himalayas in India. After a 30 day expedition to reach the summit the jump took just 90 seconds. This comes in the wake of a notable increase in the popularity of this adventure sport world over.

Base jumping involves  participants jumping  from fixed objects and breaking their fall by using parachutes.  The jumper takes a free fall and then just before he hits the ground, opens a parachute. Inconstant speed of the wind and the changing directions add a dangerous twist to the sport. A rage worldwide, this sport is banned in several countries due to the high level of danger involved. “BASE” is actually an acronym that stands for four types of objects from which one can jump:  buildings, antennas, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs).


India’s first ever base jump was carried out on October 20, 2021 by Lt Colonel Satyendra Verma of the Indian Army from a 450-ft tall Pitampura TV tower building in New Delhi. Meru Peak (6660 m) in the Himalayas, Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Great Trango Towers in Pakistan, El Capitan in Yosemite Valley are some of the world’s famous base jumping sites.


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  2. d.Nambiar says:

    It does sound eerie. And that’s an interesting story they have out there. We should take some psychics along, you know — just for the thrill of it. 

    Around here, is a Victorian mansion that is believed to house the ghost of the lady who owned it. It appeared on a travel channel show that listed it as one of the most creepiest places and all. On that show there was a medium who spoke of being able to see several spirits and hearing them work (some of were supposedly constructions workers or carpenters or something). It sounded very scary. When I went there, I didn’t get those mysterious vibes that a lot of visitors talk about. I was enjoying the craziness of the construction of the place. 
    They have night tours, I hear… I’m not sure I am brave enough for THAT!

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