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This video contains some of the most thrilling and exciting extreme sports footage ever filmed. Each story is an adventure and is told through mini musical productions and documentaries, from stunts to BASE jumping to world record skydives. Media varies from MiniDV to HD.
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Ski BASE

BASE jumpers ski and snowboard of a cliff in Northern California. Twisting and flipping they have the time of their life. What do you get when you combine extreme skiing with BASE-jumping? A radical new hybrid sport called Ski-BASE. Prepare to be amazed as these extreme skiers strap on parachutes and huck themselves off a 600-foot cliff located in the High Sierras. As if just surviving a ski-BASE jump wasn’t enough, these guys are pulling off some unbelievable aerials including front flips, double back flips and all kinds of other sick tricks.

KL Tower

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia has become a Mecca for BASE jumpers from all over the world. With some of the tallest buildings on the planet, KL played host to 50 of the world’s best BASE-jumpers. With free access to the 1,300 foot KL Tower, jumpers played hard and performed some of the most amazing aerobatics ever. 

Eiger BASE - short

The Eiger is located in the scenic country of Switzerland. This 13,000-foot monolith plays host to a group of extreme BASE jumpers who have flown halfway around the world to jump this magnificent BASE icon. With a reputation for death, this mountain is given full respect as each jumper is flown by helicopter to a wild spire of rock that reaches out from the sheer rock face creating a unique platform from which the jumpers will exit. Jumps include an assortment of wingsuit flights as well as a standard leap of faith by a group of four who all jump at the same time and open their parachutes within feet of a jagged ledge. The thrills don’t end until the last jumpers barely make it off the mountain as the weather turns for the worse. 

Petronas Twin Towers

Located in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, you will find one of the world’s tallest buildings, the Petronas Twin Towers (1,483 feet tall). Base jumpers from around the world are invited by that country to participate in the first-ever BASE competition from a building. Hand cams, belly cams, head cams and ground-based cameras catch incredible footage from all angles.

Jetski Skydive

Stuntman Mark Lichtle of Aerial Extreme takes on the daunting task of becoming the first person ever to skydive while riding a Jetski. From exit to landing the action never stops as Mark rides the ski out of the back of a plane for the ride of his life. Multiple cameras catch all the high-speed fun as Mark tries to keep the ski from going out of control. Only after Mark deploys his parachute do things go wrong. The jumpmasters holding the Jetski stable lose control as Mark leaves the ski. With the situation in chaos the remaining jumpmaster is barely able to deploy the onboard parachute. Luckily all goes well from there and everyone including the Jetski lands safely.

Norway BASE Madness

BASE jumping Video montage of Aerial Extreme’s BASE expedition to Norway 2003. Wingsuit jumps are crazy and there’s no shortage of fun in this action-packed video.

Video edited by Donk

Cave BASE - short

Watch and be amazed as these BASE jumpers perform some amazing aerobatics while jumping inside a 1,400’ cave in Mexico.

B-17 Skydive

Nancy Lichtle makes a skydive from the bomb bay doors of a B-17 Flying Fortress.

Mexican BASE - upside down

Follow renowned BASE jumper Avery Badenhop throughout Mexico as he earns each letter of the acronym BASE in one epic trip, not only that, but he makes each jump by performing a laid-out backflip! Watch as Avery seeks out a jump to earn each letter of BASE, Building, an Antenna, Span (bridge) and Earth.

Dam BASE

mini documentary

Take an adventure with three friends who travel to Europe and BASE jump from a beautiful 700' dam and film their epic adventure.

Stratosphere BASE jump

Las Vegas is known for gambling and entertainment. Ride along with two BASE jumpers as they work their way to the top of the tallest building west of the Mississippi, the Las Vegas Stratosphere, where they plan to gamble and entertain. Multiple cameras catch all the action as the two jumpers end up standing on the window washing apparatus, a thousand feet above the street below. After a quick speech the group jumps, deploying their parachutes several seconds later.

Building to Building BASE jump

Jumpers from around the world are participating in a rare BASE treat. They are given complete access to one of Malaysia’s tallest and most distinctive buildings, the KL Tower, a building over 1,000 feet tall. The building becomes the jumpers’ playground for a day and Mark Lichtle of Aerial Extreme takes advantage of a unique opportunity. He notices a swimming pool atop a 300 foot hotel across the street from the KL Tower. Mark determines that it’s feasible to land his parachute in the pool after he jumps from the taller building. With cameras on both buildings and a helmet cam, Mark makes the world’s first intentional building-to-building BASE jump into a swimming pool.

Bicycle BASE jump

Mark Lichtle travels to Norway with a group of friends to BASE jump a bike off the 3,000 foot Kjerag Mountain that overlooks the beautiful turquoise waters that fill the 20 mile long Lysefjorden. Watch in amazement as he rides his bike right off the mountain and into freefall. Multiple cameras catch all the action including a helmet-mounted system that takes you right over the edge with him.

World Record Skydive - 282 way

Over 300 skydivers from around the world meet in Thailand to form World Team. They will attempt a new world’s record for the largest skydiving formation using Thailand's C-130 military aircraft. The jumpers spend days practicing for the big event. Ground cameras and freefall cameramen capture this momentous occasion when 282 jumpers come together to create a new world record.

Skydiving Rafts

Skydivers not content with ‘just another skydive’ decide to make things interesting. With the help of a special tailgate aircraft, the skydivers launch a two-man raft with jumpers inside. It sounds crazy, but the raft actually flies. Making things more challenging, they decide to rotate jumpers in and out of the raft during freefall.

Bridge Day BASE jumps

This is the single biggest BASE event ever and it happens each year at the 876’ tall New River Bridge in West Virginia. Jumpers from around the world come to participate in this once a year event. Watch as expert and novice jumpers alike make the plunge into the New River Gorge. Jumps of every conceivable fashion happen during this 6-hour BASE festival. Watch the best to the worst, as the entertainment never stops until the last jump is made. From the bizarre to the flamboyant, anything can happen and it does.

Birdmen of Norway

Join us on wingsuit flights from the cliffs of Norway. BASE jumpers fly wingsuits that propel them and the sport of BASE jumping into a new dimension. Jumpers take flight from some of the world’s tallest peaks and fly like birds. These suits reduce the regular 120 mile per hour fall rate of jumpers to under 60 mph while propelling them forward at speeds over 100 mph.

1st Woman Cave BASE Jump

Marta Empinotti

Marta Empinotti becomes the first woman ever to jump the ”Cave of the Swallows”. Ride along with Marta as she prepares to make her first jump into the mighty cave. Watch as a dream of hers become a reality when she makes the 1,400’ plunge into the blackened abyss

Skydiving Dog

People enjoy the wonderful sport of skydiving, so why can’t their dogs? Take the plunge over beautiful Monterey Bay with Sarema and her pet dog, Bear. Bear has made a few skydives but this time a camera goes along to see just how much fun Bear has. From 13,000 feet Sarema exits the large Twin Otter aircraft with Bear strapped to her chest in a specially designed harness. Sarema flies on her back to help deflect the 120 mph blast of wind that is created as the pair fall back to earth. After a soft opening both Sarema and Bear enjoy a smooth parachute ride back to the drop zone where Bear is happy to have all four paws on the ground. 

Rock & Roll

Sailboat Racing in SF bay

Aerial Extreme covered the boat Rock & Roll in the Big Boat sailboat series in San Francisco. Shots include angles from on the boat, the shore and from a helicopter.

The following are full versions of previous videos

Cave BASE 2003

Documentary

Located deep in a Mexican rain forest, nestled high atop a majestic mountain slope, sleeps the eighth wonder of the world, Sótano de las Golandrinas, (Cave of the Swallows), which is a 1,400 foot subterranean cave. Come along on a true adventure that takes you on a journey with world-class BASE jumpers as they investigate this enormous cave. Their ultimate goal is to jump from the cave’s small 160 foot opening and freefall several seconds before opening their parachutes and landing safely on the cave floor. Amazing video captures jumpers from every possible position including belly cams and head cams.

 

Acrophobia / KL Tower

Documentary

Standing almost 1,400 feet tall, BASE jumpers from around the world jump the majestic KL Tower in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia. Check out the incredible aerobatics of these jumpers as they perform for all to see.

Eiger - Wall of Dreams

Documentary

The Eiger is located in the scenic country of Switzerland. This 13,000-foot monolith plays host to a group of extreme BASE jumpers who have flown halfway around the world to jump this magnificent BASE icon. With a reputation for death, this mountain is given full respect as each jumper is flown by helicopter to a wild spire of rock that reaches out from the sheer rock face creating a unique platform from which the jumpers will exit. Jumps include an assortment of wingsuit flights as well as a standard leap of faith by a group of four who all jump at the same time and open their parachutes within feet of a jagged ledge. The thrills don’t end until the last jumpers barely make it off the mountain as the weather turns for the worse. 

Cave BASE 2003

Documentary

Located deep in a Mexican rain forest, nestled high atop a majestic mountain slope, sleeps the eighth wonder of the world, Sótano de las Golandrinas, (Cave of the Swallows), which is a 1,400 foot subterranean cave. Come along on a true adventure that takes you on a journey with world-class BASE jumpers as they investigate this enormous cave. Their ultimate goal is to jump from the cave’s small 160 foot opening and freefall several seconds before opening their parachutes and landing safely on the cave floor. Amazing video captures jumpers from every possible position including belly cams and head cams.

Hydro-Manic

Documentary

This is a fun documentary about a group of guys who love to hydrofoil at Lake of the Pines in Auburn, CA. Riders include Mark Lichtle, Dave Stamp, Jeff Kral, and Lynn Pennington.

Sky Ski Amputee

Documentary

Amputee Mark Lichtle performs some aerial tricks on his personal hydro foil, back flips, gainers, rolls and more. All performed with a prosthetic right leg.

BASE jumping and skydiving accidents

 

BASE Jumping Accident

Building Strike

During a BASE-jumping competition at the Petronas Twin Towers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, a jumper finds himself in a life or death struggle with the monster towers. Watch as this jumper has the misfortune of having his parachute open backwards and on a collision course with one of the towers. Despite his best efforts, the jumper slams headlong into the steel and glass building. With all his might he struggles to break free of the building.

Tandem Skydive Accident

Double Malfunction

A tandem Master and passenger experience a very rare double malfunction. The passenger received a tandem skydive as a Christmas gift from his parents. It will be a ride he will never forget. The main parachute fails to open properly so the tandem master goes for his reserve but it fails to open properly as well. Watch this hair raising event unfold from the camera the jumpmaster is wearing. The pair are spinning out of control and have no way to steer what's left of their parachute. Eventually the ground comes rushing at them as they crash through a tall tree. A loud scream is heard as they hit the ground hard. Luckily they both survived but the tandem instructor broke his back.

BASE Jumping Accident

Line twist crash

BASE jumper Avery Badenhop is in Norway jumping off the Kjerag Mountain and takes the jump way low and ends up with serious line twists in his parachute. Unable to untangle the lines, he rides the tangled mess to the ground and hits hard. Unbelievably he escapes without a scratch, but from his video you wouldn't think he had a chance.

Skydiving Malfunction

Line twists and cut-away

This is a simple unedited video of a parachute malfunction and cutaway as seen from the jumpers helmet cam.

The following videos are really old but fun.

 Please don't hate on the quality or editing, it was a long time ago :-) 

 

BASE Jumping in Norway

Travel to the pristine beauty of Norway’s unspoiled countryside. Marvel at the majestic granite peaks that line the Fjords that lead you to the quaint little town of Lysebotn. It is here that BASE jumpers from all around the world come to enjoy their extreme sport.
The 3,000-foot sheer walls provide the perfect launch point for these daring athletes. Jump with them as cameras are everywhere and catch all the action. Helmet cams, belly cams and hand-held cameras follow these daredevils all the way down. Freefalls lasting 18 seconds are amazing as jumpers fly their bodies far from danger where they can open their parachutes safely.

Half Dome BASE Jump

Four friends set out early one morning to climb the backside of Half Dome in Yosemite Valley so they BASE jump the face. By using horses, they made the trek in record time and past the day away resting for the sunset jump. Multiple cameras catch all the action.

El Capitan BASE Jump

Three BASE jumpers climb the back side of El Capital in order to jump from the 3,000 ‘ nose.

Bixby Creek BASE Jump

Two BASE jumper walk out onto the Bixby Creek Bridge and make a jump from the 279’ structure.

Thomas Creek BASE Jump

A few fun loving BASE jumpers leap from the top of the 345' Thomas Creek Bridge and land on the beach.

Box Man - Skydiving Stunt

Skydiving is all about having fun. But jumping out of a perfectly good airplane while INSIDE OF A BOX??? Some people define fun differently. Follow along as skydiver Mark Lichtle decides to make a jump from 13,000 feet while inside a cardboard box - just for fun. Friends follow along to make sure all goes well and that Mark can actually get out should there be a problem. After a few thousand feet of spins and tumbles Mark 

decides he’s had enough and breaks out, leaving the box high in the sky.

Preikestolen BASE Jump

Take an adventure with two friends who travel all the way to Norway to jump one of that country’s most famous monuments, Preikestolen (the Pulpit Rock). Climb this majestic chunk of granite with these two good friends and watch as they make the plunge from this mighty granite monument. Thousands of people visit Preikestolen each year but this jump is made quietly in the still early morning air. Preikestolen is located within the 20 mile long Lysefjorden. Perched some 1,800 feet above the fjord, this towering slab of rock is a sight to behold. And with a steep talus plunging all the way to the water, these jumpers have no choice but to land in the frigid water.

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