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Jury's Out In Freedom Tower BASE Jump Case

Tim Sohn | Posted 06.26.2015 | Crime
Tim Sohn

James Brady, Andrew Rossig, and Marko Markovich can only wait while the jury debates the four charges against them, including one felony burglary count and one misdemeanor for BASE jumping from One World Trade Center.

Making Way for Sustainable Impact

Caroline Bodian | Posted 06.15.2015 | Impact
Caroline Bodian

"If I die BASE jumping," Bryan Swick Turner wrote in a letter addressed to his closest friends, "Please, and I cannot emphasize this enough, do everything you can to help end extreme poverty by 2030 and do your utmost to achieve sustainable development beyond that.

Elderly Man Dies While BASE Jumping

Reuters | Posted 05.08.2015 | Crime

By Laura Zuckerman SALMON, Idaho, May 8 (Reuters) - A 73-year-old California man was killed after his parachute deployed late during a...

WATCH: Insane Base Jumpers Leap Off Dubai's Tallest Residential Tower

The Huffington Post | Andy Campbell | Posted 04.30.2015 | Technology

These folks get so terrifyingly high, they might need an intervention. Adrenaline-hungry base jumpers spent two weeks flying off of Dubai's tallest...

Why This Man Thinks Breaking His Back Saved His Life

The Huffington Post | Carla Herreria | Posted 04.27.2015 | Sports

Jeb Corliss has been defying gravity for the past two decades. In a winged suit, the 39-year-old professional BASE jumper has leapt off of the Chri...

WATCH: BASE-Jumping 'Priests' Leap Off Poland's Tallest Building

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 09.15.2014 | Weird News

We've never seen priests this high. A quartet of daredevils recently disguised themselves as priests to sneak to the top of Poland's tallest buildi...

BASE Jumper Won't Let Paralysis Stop Him

The Huffington Post | David Moye | Posted 08.16.2014 | Weird News

Life is a leap of faith of Lonnie Bissonnette. He's never happier than when he's jumping off a tall object, be it a bridge, antenna, building or m...

The Most Dangerous Sport in the World

The Ski Channel | Posted 09.08.2014 | Sports
The Ski Channel

The ever-present danger is what makes BASE jumpers the most extreme athletes in the world. Many people call them daredevils; most people call them crazy. They know there's a good chance they'll die, but that's what makes them feel alive.

Watch This Terrifying BASE Jump From World's Tallest Building

The Huffington Post | Ed Mazza | Posted 04.23.2014 | Weird News

If you're afraid of heights, you might not want to click the "play" button. The video above shows a BASE jump from the pinnacle of the 2,717-foot-...

WATCH: BASE Jumpers Leap Off One World Trade Center

Posted 03.25.2014 | Crime

New York City looks both beautiful and terrifying in this video, shot from the helmet camera of a BASE jumper who took a leap from the top of One Worl...

BASE Jumper Killed In Mineral Canyon Plunge

AP | Posted 03.23.2014 | Crime

MOAB, Utah (AP) — Authorities have recovered the body of a 35-year-old man who died while attempting a parachute jump from a cliff in southeast Utah...

PLAIN INSANE

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Travel

There's bungee jumping at the state fair. And then there's bungee jumping off a 700-foot dam on the edge of Switzerland. The interweb is abuzz with...

WATCH: TERRIFYING BASE Jump Goes Horribly Wrong

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grenoble | Posted 12.05.2013 | Sports

For some reason, accidents are far more cringe-worthy when they're in slow motion. Take, for example, the footage from one BASE jumper near Moab, U...

You Never Thought You'd Do This... Until You Went On Vacation

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

People travel for many reasons. Some want to escape, to live life as they never would in their day-to-day existence. Others want to channel who they r...

Insane Base Jumping Will Make Your Heart Jump Out Of Your Chest

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 10.10.2013 | Weird News

That's not flying... That's falling with style! With extreme style, that is. Simple sightseeing wasn't enough for jumpers, Marshall Miller, Cade P...

One Life to Live: McConkey Film Premieres at Squaw Valley

Tim Sohn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tim Sohn

Four years after his death, his spirit lives on in the new film McConkey, a documentary chronicling the full scope of his life that is kicking off its wider release with a premiere on Saturday at McConkey's home mountain, Squaw Valley.

WATCH: World Record Jump Off Everest!

Posted 05.30.2013 | Weird News

A daredevil from Russia reportedly set a world record for highest BASE jump when he leaped from Mount Everest -- from a point 7,220 meters (about 23,...

BASE Jumping Off Kjeragbolten In Norway, Over 3,000 Feet In The Air

Posted 05.08.2013 | Travel

Ever feel like you're just stuck between a rock and a hard place? Well these people actually are. Although, not really stuck. They willingly h...

Maybe Next Leap Year.. Red Bull Leap From Ren Cen Cancelled

Posted 02.29.2012 | Detroit

Time for Detroiters to start counting down to Feb. 29, 2016. On a blustery Wednesday in the Motor City, wings alone weren't enough to save the Red...

WATCH: BASE Jumpers In Moab

Posted 02.27.2012 | Travel

Outside Moab, Utah sit a string of spires known as the Fisher Towers. Beautiful in their own right, they're even more memorable when BASE jumpers are ...

WATCH: Hurtling Toward Singapore

Posted 01.27.2012 | Travel

The Marina Bay Sands in Singapore is famous for the boat-like structure, dubbed the SkyPark, that sits atop its three towers, offering visitors panora...

Death-Defying BASE Jumper, Christopher Brewer, Amazingly Survives 900 Foot Fall

editorial.huffingtonpost.com | Rehema Trimiew | Posted 12.20.2011 | Sports

At the 32nd Annual Bridge Day Celebration in Fayetteville, West Virginia, 100,000 onlookers gathered to watch the 750 BASE jumps allowed once a year. ...

WATCH: Slo-Mo Skydiving, Base Jumping And Wingsuit Flying

Posted 11.14.2011 | Travel

Melbourne Skydive Centre and graphic design shop Betty Wants In collaborated to make a globe-trotting commercial for skydiving, BASE jumping and wings...

Man Flies Above Mountains

The Huffington Post | Laura Hibbard | Posted 11.04.2011 | Sports

We're pretty sure this video will make you reevaluate your current career. How can you top flying? Take a look as Jeb Corliss literally soars above...

Police: Man Parachuted Off 25-Story Downtown Building

Posted 06.04.2011 | Chicago

When Shaun Walters fell in love with skydiving, he fell hard. "I remember the first time I went skydiving - it was Feb. 9, 2005 in New Zealand," he...