Mountain biker base jumps off Bolivian death road and survives

Discussion in 'General' started by xcel, Jan 22, 2014.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    See the Vimeo vid for all the details: Death Road base jump ... on a bike

    A movie? Yes as stupid as it sounds.

    Recently we (gravitybolivia.com) were contracted to provide logistical support, rescue support, and medical contingencies for a B.A.S.E. jumping "experiment" off the Bolivian Death Road.

    Unfortunately the jump didn't go quite as well as planned as you will see in the video, however I am pleased to report that owing to all the advance rescue and medical support preparations we were able to extract the "crasher" quickly and he suffered none life threatening injuries. Specifically as he puts it:
    We would also like to thank the Bolivian Search and Rescue guys who helped us out from: Grupo SAR Bolivia 2ºCompañia Santa Bárbara.
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    Wayne
     
    Last edited: Nov 30, 2016
  2. Clap Creative

    Clap Creative New Member

    The world's most dangerous road isn't enough for this lunatic.


    The road in Bolivia is world famous for it's sheer drops and steep slopes, and has claimed many a victim over the years.

    Instead of doing the very risky of riding a mountain bike down it, he goes one better and JUMPS off the side.

    Staying on the not-so straight and very narrow is hard enough, but this daredevil launches himself of a makeshift ramp instead.

    The rider seemingly had planned to base jump off with a parachute but doesn't carry anywhere near enough speed on take-off.

    This POV video gives a startling rider's-eye view as he seemingly flings himself to his death.

    But remarkably he somehow survived the fall and 'walked' away to tell the tale.

    He didn't get away that easily though - he suffered several fractures in his forearm and severed
     

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