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Extreme Wingsuit Base Jumping

13 Apr


Speed Rock Climbing

7 Mar

Absolutely unbelievable! Unfortunately, Dan Osman who is shown successfully free soloing in this video, died tragically at a later date when his rope failed during a controlled free fall jump. As impressive as the skill he demonstrates is, I can’t help but consider Proverbs 16:18, “Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.” The life we’ve been given by our Creator is not to be dealt with trivially.

BASE Jumping

12 Apr

Today I learned what the “BASE” acronym stands for in “BASE Jumping” from the tragic article below.

BASE is an acronym for building, antenna, span, earth, the four categories of objects from which one can jump in the extreme sport.

BASE jumper dies after leaping from Idaho bridge

Maybe it should stand for “beyond acceptable statistical evaluation” or “beyond any sane evaluation”…