When Bike Base Jumping Goes Wrong

Mountain Biking Magazine



When Bike Base Jumping Goes Wrong

What better way to start the new year than with a resolution. I pledge that I will never go bike base jumping off Death Road in Bolivia on Friday 13th. I bet this chap wished he’d made the same resolution.

Happy new year!

Recently we (gravitybolivia.com) were contracted to provide logistical support, rescue support, and medical contingencies for a B.A.S.E. jumping “experiment” off the Bolivian Death Road. Unfortunately the jump didn’t go quite as well as planned as you will see in the video, however I am pleased to report that owing to all the advance rescue and medical support preparations we were able to extract the “crasher” quickly and he suffered only minor injuries, specifically as he puts it: “a broken arse, fractures in his forearm, and cut tendons in his knee”. We would also like to thank the Bolivian Search and Rescue guys who helped us out from: Grupo SAR Bolivia 2ºCompañia Santa Bárbara.

If you are interested in seeing a more “sane” way to tackle the Bolivian Death Road, check out our site gravitybolivia.com for videos of our downhill mountain biking tours down this road.


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