BASE jumping (acronym for buildings, antennas, spans and earth) is a sport that is becoming very popular worldwide with new spots popping up daily. This adrenaline sport is a favorite among thousands of adventure seekers and if you haven’t seen the youtube videos yet, BASE jumping basically involves going to a high point and then jumping off it with a parachute on the back. BASE jumping is meant for only the daring as it can be pretty dangerous, but it can also take you to incredible places around the world and is brilliant for boosting levels of confidence!
Among the 5 best base jumping spots are:
1. Christ the Redeemer Statue
This statue located in Rio, Brazil is one of the most loved bases in the world. The 130 feet tall statue stands on the peak of the 2,300 feet Corcovado Mountain from which you can enjoy the great view of the city and beautiful beaches below.
2. The Troll Wall
Norway is a perfect spot for BASE jumpers as it has beautiful scenery and plenty of craggy cliffs to jump from. BASE jumpers love to test their skills at the Troll Wall, even though it’s actually been illegal to jump here since 1986. The Troll Wall is the tallest vertical rock face in Europe measuring 3,600 feet.
3. Mount Asgard
Mount Asgard in Canada is a mountain with a peak that is over one mile high and is a spot that attracts the most daring base jumpers in the world. This is due to the fact that getting to the peak itself is a challenge that needs a person with a very strong will to overcome. However, upon arriving at the peak, you will be able to enjoy a scenery that is breathtaking as well as a jump that will trigger an adrenalin rush that will leave you yearning for more.
4. Angel Falls
This waterfall in Venezuela is the highest one in the world and is known to attract base jumpers looking for adventure from allover the world. This water fall offers base jumpers a 3,000 feet height to jump from into the refreshing waters below. This Bolivar State spot offers an environment that is reassuring and filled with the kind of nature that only a few bases have.
5. El Capitan
This base that is located at the Yosemite national Park in the state of California, USA is a base that is popular with a majority of the base jumpers in the USA. From this base you will have the opportunity to enjoy the picturesque landscape full of wildlife that is in the valley down below. This is a base that has been used by many jumpers since the 1970s and still has the effect that it had back then.
These are just but among the worlds best base jumping destinations. This adrenaline activity is one that is worth trying out at least once in a lifetime for you to build your self confidence and ability to face the challenges that life throws your way.
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