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5 Best Places for All Level BASE Jumpers



BASE jumping is definitely an extreme sport if no one has told you so, many like to watch, few actually do it. However, choosing the best places for base jumpers is not simple. That is because there are several tips you need to consider, such as the accessibility of the area, the security, if its legal to do *cough cough* etc. The weather is among the essential considerations one needs to consider before going for base jumping. Weather can affect your jump which could be wind direction, rain, and snow. Therefore, it is imperative to know the right way to prepare for a BASE jump trip if it gets rainy, windy or snowy.


So, this are our top BASE jump spots.


1. Twin Falls Idaho

Location: Eastern side of Twin Falls city Nearest airport: Magic Valley Regional Airport, Boise Airport is about 126 miles away. Best time to visit: May This place is very close to the town of Sandpoint and is just 2 hours from Seattle. It is one of the most famous BASE-jumping spots on earth, and it gets visited by many adventure seekers from all over the world. More than 700 different kinds of rock formations are found at this place, making it an exciting place for those who like to explore. Some of the different rock formations you can explore include arches, pinnacles, pillars, towers, etc. Each of the rocks mentioned above offers a different experience for the adventure seeker. For instance, if you feel adventurous, you can scale a 300-foot tower, the tallest point in the area. To get to the base of the cliff, you have to hike down from the parking lot, which is about 2,100 feet above sea level, all the way down to around 900 feet above sea level. You will also need to walk along a wooden plank for quite a distance till you get to the base of the cliff. The total vertical drop of this waterfall is about 400 feet. Once you are at the bottom of the cliff, you will be able to jump off and land safely on a large, flat rock about 5 feet below the cliff's edge.


2. Lauterbrunnen

Location: Switzerland Nearest airport: Zurich Airport Best time to visit: During summer This place is located in the middle of the Swiss Alps, and it has some of the most beautiful views you will ever see. It is about 4-1/2 hours by car from the nearest big city, Zurich. If you are traveling by car, it is best to take the A4 motorway, which will bring you through the towns of Interlaken, Bern, and finally to Lauterbrunnen. The total distance covered by this journey is about 270 miles. Once you get to Lauterbrunnen, you have to follow the signs pointing to the cable cars, which will take you to the top of the massif where you can jump from the 2,000-foot cliff.



3. Monte Brento

Location: San Carlo, Italy Nearest airport: Verona Airport When to visit: Anytime during Summer This place is famous for its "Bravo!" base jump. It is located at the top of a mountain near the small town of San Carlo. The easiest way to get to this spot is to drive from Verona (the nearest big city) on the A4 motorway till you get to the Brescia exit. After exiting the motorway, follow the signs pointing to San Carlo, which is easy to find. Once you reach this small town, follow the signs to the Parco Nazionale Delle Dolomite, which will lead you to the Monte Brento. Once you are at the top of the mountain, you will see the bravo sign, which means "go ahead and base jump.




4. Kuala Lumpur

Location: Malaysia Nearest airport: Sultan Abdul Aziz Shah Airport Best time to visit: May to July Kuala Lumpur is one of the most visited base jump spots in Asia. It is an excellent place for those who like to travel because you can spend a few days here without even getting tired of the place. If you are not interested in base jumping, you can still have a great time visiting this unique spot. Many different tour operators are offering guided tours of the area. The best way to get around this city is by taking the mass rapid transit system known as the "MRT."






5. Navagio Beach

Location: Zakynthos Island, Greece.


Nearest airport: The nearest airport to Zakynthos is Zakinthos (ZTH) Airport which is 2 miles away. Other nearby airports include Kefallinia (EFL) (31 miles away) and Preveza (PVK) (80 miles away).


Best time to visit: Anytime during summer is another best BASE jumping place. It is on the island of Zakynthos, which is part of the Dodecanese Islands. It is a large, flat beach with soft sand. It is located near the town of Kolymbari, which is about 45 minutes by car from the capital city of Rhodes. To get to this fantastic place by car, take the A1 motorway which will lead you past Thessaloniki and Athens. Once at Kolymbari, you will follow signs leading to Navagio Beach.


Essential gears for base jumping

Base jumping can be a risky activity if you do not have the right gear. Therefore, is essential to have suitable base jumping gear with you whenever you jump.


Conclusion

This are our top 5 of the many locations you can choose from to go BASE jumping. There are many more that I did not mention here. All in all, I think these spots satisfy almost every type of base jumper. If you are looking for an excellent BASE jumping experience, I suggest you visit one of the above locations and see for yourself. Therefore, whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced base jumper, the places mentioned is ideal for all skill levels.


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