Heliboogie 2014 - Norawy - a Base Jumpers ParadiseTuesday, 10 June 2014
Helicopters will be flying 250 of the world’s most adventurous BASE jumpers from the ground to the top of a cliff in at Kjerag in Lysebotn, Norway from the 18th to the 25th of June for one of BASE jumping’s most anticipated annual events of the year.
Some jumpers will be jumping only with parachutes and others will be wearing the wing suits. In order to jump you must have already completed at least 250 skydives and be at least 18 years old.
“B.A.S.E.” is an acronym that stands for four categories of fixed objects from which one can jump: buildings, antennas, spans (bridges), and earth (cliffs). The sport evolved from sky diving, but is done at lower altitudes. Jumpers usually descend from manmade objects such as bridges, building tops, cranes or other high objects. They freefall for a short time before pulling their parachute.