Base Jumping - sport

The Burj Dubthe the tallest building in the world has been the scene for a world record BASE jump. A British man made a successful jump, while his friend a Frenchman, was caught before he could jump. They were both arrested and held in Dubai.

World Record BASE Jump. (2008). [online] Available at: http://current.com/sports/89546563_world-record-base-jump.htm. Accessed on 25-3-2011. [Documentory]

Base jumper Dan Witchall asked how he feels before a jump he says ‘I think I might die, every time’. The thrill of outwitting security systems, the risk of being caught climbing up a building onto a roof is almost as big a thrill as the jump. Since 1981, around 140 base jumpers have fallen to their death.
The latest episode of The Men Who Jump off Buildings can be watched on 4oD.

Donaldson. B. (2010). Independentt. The Men Who Jump Off Buildings – Base Jumping [online] Available at: http://www.list.co.uk/article/27340-the-men-who-jump-off-buildings-base-jumping/ [accessed on 24-3-2011].

Everyone dies, don't they – but not everyone lives," said Dan, the subject of Alastair Cook's film The Men Who Jump Off Buildings.

Sutcliffe. T. (2010) The Men Who jump Off Buildings. Channel 4./The Great Outdoors BBC4. Independent. [online] Available at: http://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/reviews/last-nights-tv-the-men-who-jump-off-buildingschannel-4br-the-great-outdoors-bbc4-2037779.html (accessed on 24-3-2011)

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