BASE Fatality List

Fatality list of people who dies during BASE Jump

BASE jumping is one of the world’s most dangerous recreational activities. This BASE Jumping Fatality List table shows a statistical breakdown of fatalities from 1981 To present.

The nature of BASE jumping is that many of the statistics about this sport have to be taken with a grain of salt. No one keeps records on the many jumps that happen at night, in the boondocks or with no one else around. However, the current BASE number is above 1,800, and the World BASE Fatality List reached 97 on Feb 6, 2013.

The statistics are taken from BLiNC Magazine. Any copying or reproduction without explicit consent of the author is forbidden. The most complete up-to-date list can be found at

When Who Object Where Cause of death
2015 Jun 7 Gabriel Hubert Earth Chinamans Peak, Alberta Impact
2015 Jun 4 Kedley Olivetti Earth Pedra do Cabrito, Brazil Impact
2015 May 28 Alexey Alekseev Earth Miat-Loam Ingushetia, Russia Impact
2015 May 16 Dean Potter Earth Yosemite, California, America Impact
2015 May 16 Graham Hunt Earth Yosemite, California, America Impact
2015 May 14 Sebastian Muller Earth Brento, Italy Impact
2015 May 7 Jim Hickey Span Perrine Bridge, Idaho, United States Impact
2015 May 4 Niccolo Lettich Earth Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Low Pull
2015 Mar 9 Bryan Turner Span Perrine Bridge, Idaho, USA Impact
2015 Feb 2 Channing Armstrong Earth Hollister, California, USA Impact
2015 Jan 15 Joshua Sheppard Antenna River Junction, Michigan, USA Impact
2014 Dec 8 Leonardo Piatti Earth Main Exit, Brento, Italy Impact
2014 Oct 3 Donald Zarda Earth Sex Rouge, Switzerland Impact
2014 Sep 23 Sergey Mikhalchuk Earth Le Pleureur, Switzerland Impact
2014 Sep 20 Ramon Rojas Earth Swispen-Grindelwald, Switzerland Impact
2014 Sep 14 Gabriel Ruiz Earth Sputnik, Switzerland Impact
2014 Sep 13 Beau Weiher Earth Mount Siyeh, Montana, USA Impact
2014 Sep 7 Nikolay Vilekghanin Earth Aguille du Varan, France Impact
2014 Sep 2 Alex Duncan Earth Croix de Fer, France Impact
2014 Aug 31 Jens Ekjord Earth Holmenkollen, Oslo, Norway Impact
2014 Aug 27 Stephane Villelonge Earth Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Impact
2014 Aug 17 Shaun Otto Earth Le Brevent, France Impact
2014 Aug 17 Eric Plassard Earth Mt Grainier, France Impact
2014 Aug 16 Abraham Cubo Lopez Earth Brento, Italy Impact
2014 Aug 11 Maria Shipilova Earth Brento, Italy Cliff Strike
2014 Aug 6 Arnaud Dumasdelage Earth Pic du Midi d’Ossau, France Impact
2014 Aug 6 Julien Fourgeaud Earth Derivator, Magland, France Impact
2014 Aug 1 Adam Rubin Earth Twin Falls, Idaho, USA Cliff strike
2014 Jul 17 Zachary Sommer Earth Silverton, Oregon, USA Impact
2014 Mar 30 Ricki Wust Earth Nose 3, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Impact
2014 Mar 21 Kevin Morroun Earth Sweet Spot, Moab, Utah, USA Impact
2014 Mar 13 Sean Leary Earth Zion, Mount Kinesava, Utah, USA Impact
2014 Feb 8 Amber Bellows Earth Zion, Mount Kinesava, Utah, USA Impact
2014 Jan 25 Ash Cosgriff Earth Omega Tower, Victoria, Australia Impact
2014 Jan 25 Doctor David Stather Earth Grand Canyon, Arizona, USA Impact
2013 Nov 23 Daniel Moore Earth G Spot, Moab Utah, USA Impact
2013 Nov 07 Andreas Andy Pieper Earth Via Ferrata, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Impact
2013 Oct 08 Viktor Kovats Earth Black Dragon Wall, Zhangjiajie, China Impact/Trees
2013 Sep 19 Maxwell Bond Earth Yellow Ocean, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Impact/Electrocution
2013 Sep 14 Jerad Garnett Earth Brevent, Chamonix, France Impact
2013 Sep 08 Trond Bjelde Earth Gudvangen, Aurland, Norway Impact
2013 Sep 06 Bernhard Szabados Earth Stangenwand, Austria Impact
2013 Aug 25 Dan Johnsen Earth Fetanipa/Gudvangen- Norway Proxy flying
2013 Aug 23 Alvaro Bulto Earth Dumpster – Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Proxy flying
2013 Aug 19 Mario Richard Earth Sass pordoi-Dolomites, Italy Impact
2013 Aug 17 Harold Perotte Earth Dent de l’Arclusaz, France Impact
2013 Aug 16 Mikolaj Twin Earth Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval, France Impact
2013 Aug 13 Florian Pays Earth Devolouy, France Impact
2013 Jul 25 Steffen Strobel Earth Brevent, France Impact
2013 Jul 21 Jonas Svardal Earth Aurland,Norway Impact
2013 Jul 16 Paddy Frenchman Earth Kandersteg, Switzerland Impact
2013 Jul 12 David Thomasson Earth Nazare, Lisboa, Portugal Impact
2013 Jun 21 Luke Chappell Earth Dirty Devil, Utah, USA Impact
2013 May 30 Maksim Malanchuck Earth Cei-Loam, Caucasus Impact
2013 May 6 Tron K Torsen Earth Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Impact
2013 Apr 28 Fernando Motta Earth North wall ,notch peak- Utah, USA Impact
2013 Mar 03 Paul Kupsa Earth Sputnik, Chäserrugg, Switzerland Impact
2013 Feb 09 Stel Moix Earth Pedra de onca, Brazil Impact wall during flight
2013 Feb 06 Pierre Grazon Earth High Nose, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland Impact
2012 Dec 29 Frank Hubbell Antenna Kansas, USA Low pull impact ground
2012 Dec 26 Carl Guichon Earth Vercors area, France Impact
2012 Dec 04 Eiliv Ruud Earth Grand Canyon, USA Impact
2012 Oct 20 Franck Agier Earth High Ultimate, Lauterbrunnen Impact
2012 Oct 06 Sean Bullington Earth Notch Peak, Utah, USA Strike
2012 Sep 10 George Allan Staite Earth ITW, Italy Impact
2012 Sep 09 Wioletta Roslan Earth Stechelberg, Switzerland Impact
2012 Aug 24 Hasse Ullaeus Earth Kjerag, Norway Impact
2012 Aug 11 Marcus Stiglitz Earth Kandersteg, Switzerland Strike
2012 Aug 07 Shane Murphy Earth Arve Valley, France Impact
2012 Jul 23 Jon Inge Hovda Earth Brevent, Chamonix, France High speed WS impact
2012 Jul 18 Andre G Sementile Earth Trollveggen, Romsdalen, Norway Impact wall
2012 Jul 07 Alan Malcolm McCandlish Earth Kandersteg, Switzerland Impact talus
2012 Jun 23 Hervé Le Gallou Earth Obiou Mountains, France Impact
2012 Jun 11 Jake Simkins Earth Zakynthos, Greece Fall – impact
2012 May 19 Markus Wyler Earth Via Ferrata, Lauterbrunnen No pull
2012 Mar 30 Carlos de la Fuente Earth High Nose, Lauterbrunnen Cliff strike
2012 Feb 26 Sergio de Oliveira Costa Earth Montserrat Impact
2012 Feb 26 Alexander “Shpank” Vtyurin Antenna Russia, Beliy Gorodok Impact
2011 Nov 15 Holly Brittsan Earth USA, Rock Canyon in Utah Impact / Hard landing
2011 Oct 21 Antoine Montant Earth France, Haute Savoie Unknown
2011 Oct 15 Rob Kelly Earth France, Sixt-Fer-à-Cheval Impact
2011 Sep 16 Valentina Rotar Earth Switzerland, High Nose Low pull
2011 Sep 15 Nico Müller Earth Switzerland, Fisistock No pull
2011 Sep 09 Rabrice Rieu Earth France, Sallanches Impact ledge
2011 Sep 03 Pete Certain Span USA, Twin falls Low pull
2011 Aug 14 Olivier Labauve Earth France, St. Julien Montdenis Unknown
2011 Jul 18 Arne Aarset Earth Norway, Romsdalen Low pull
2011 Jul 12 Jeremy Graczyk Earth Switzerland, Eiger Mushroom Unknown
2011 Jul 07 Dave Karaffa Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Impact ledge
2011 Jun 26 Rudolphe Climent Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Tree impact
2011 Jun 13 Ted Rudd Earth Norway, Sunndalssra Impact wall
2011 Jun 06 Bryan Hirn Earth France, Chateau de Cartes Impact wall
2011 Jun 03 Michel Gaillardou Earth Italy, Brento Impact wall
2011 May 06 Mirko Schmidt Earth France, Chamonix Unknown
2011 May 03 Evgeny Chernatskiy Earth Italy, Brento Wall Strike / Impact
2011 Apr 30 Max Moret Earth France, Molaire Impact
2011 Jan 30 Lucas Oliver Antenna Australia Unknown
2011 Jan 24 Gary “Muppet” Harbird Earth Switzerland, High Ultimate Unknown
2010 Dec 30 Mike Marko Earth Switzerland Unknown
2010 Oct 08 Yngve Fřsker Fjeldstad Earth Norway, Karskraatind Unknown
2010 Sep 27 Kylie “Buffy” Tanti Building Malaysia, Alor Star Impact
2010 Sep 14 William Heidebrecht Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Impact – low pull
2010 Aug 04 Clément Borrel Earth France, Dent de Crolles Unknown
2010 Aug 04 Herbert Weissmann Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Unknown
2010 Jul 25 Aude-Marianne Beretucchi Earth USA, Baring Cliffstrike
2010 Jul 24 Anton Knestyapin Earth Norway, Kjerag Unknown
2010 Jul 22 Allisyn Anne Beisner-Martinez Earth Italy, Brento Wall Strike
2010 Jul 17 Tyler Stimson Antenna USA, Virginia Unknown
2010 Jul 08 Jeremy François Earth France, Magland Impact
2010 May 23 Daryl Norris Earth Australia, Wallaman Falls Impact
2010 May 09 Jim Mitchell Earth Canada, Baffin Impact
2010 Apr 25 Michele Avanzi Earth Italy Unknown
2010 Apr 12 Geoffrey Robson Earth South Africa, Stellenbosch Impact
2010 Jan 16 Mark Mosley Other USA, West Mineral Unknown
2009 Dec 21 Darren Bull Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Cliff Strike
2009 Dec 04 Darrell Dunafon Antenna USA, Casa Grande Electrocution
2009 Nov 28 Bernd Strehle Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Impact
2009 Nov 19 Scott ‘Moose’ Doyle Earth USA, Jerome Cliff Strike
2009 Nov 13 Ueli Gegenschatz Building Switzerland Building Strike
2009 Oct 31 Jimmy Freeman Earth Australia, New South Wales Impact
2009 Sep 09 Leroy Buckley Earth USA, Utah, Delta Impact
2009 Sep 07 Stefan Drenchev Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Cliff Strike
2009 Aug 10 Mike Warren Earth Norway, Bispen Impact
2009 Jun 04 Thibaux Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Unknown
2009 Apr 08 Gorm Irgens Řstlie Earth Norway, Romsdalen Unknown
2009 Mar 26 James Shane McConkey Earth Italy, Sass Pordoi (Dolomites) Impact
2009 Feb 28 Aleksei Irzhembickij Antenna Belarus, Minsk Impact
2009 Feb 28 Roar Rosten Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Unknown
2009 Feb 15 Chad Dennis Suppa Earth USA, Saguaro Cliff strike
2008 Dec 29 Daniel Papy Jacquemin Span Belgium, Remouchamps Impact
2008 Oct 16 Igor Anis Anisenko Earth Ukraine, Crimea Impact
2008 Sep 11 Simon Skovgaard Jensen Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Impact
2008 Sep 09 Tommy Tiger’n Hjert Earth Norway, Romsdalen Unknown
2008 Aug 22 Ben Cannon Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Impact
2008 Jul 01 Yoann Lizeroux Earth Switzerland, Interlaken Impact
2008 May 25 Angus Gus Hutchison-Brown Earth Switzerland Unknown
2008 May 25 Emanuele Amadori Earth Italy, Trento Impact
2007 Oct 13 Jeferson Bitencourt Building Brazil, Curitiba City Impact after cutaway
2007 Oct 09 Alexander Bogoroditskiy Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Impact
2007 Sep 30 Oleg Kudria Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Impact
2007 Sep 13 Marcelo Dutra Antenna Brazil, Encantado City Impact
2007 Sep 07 Bert Brooks Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Wall Strike
2007 Aug 14 Stephen Richard Anderton Earth Norway, Langrappiken Unknown
2007 Jul 07 Nikolai Ens Earth Russia, Nalchik Cliff Strike
2007 Jun 30 Jean-Marc Moulign Earth France, Verdon Drowning
2007 May 09 Jimmy Hall Earth Canada, Sam Ford Fjord Impact
2007 Apr 10 Yegor Drozdov Span USA, Twin Falls Impact
2007 Mar 21 Mikhail Panchenko Antenna Russia, Vladivostok Drowning
2007 Feb 10 Sean Richards Other Spain Strike
2007 Jan 28 Alexander Chavdar Antenna Russia Impact
2007 Jan 04 Rene Duriaux Earth France, Benevise Unknown
2006 Dec 27 Edgar Kraus Earth Italy, Brento Impact
2006 Nov 18 Csaba Zsiros Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen (La Mousse) Impact
2006 Nov 03 Joe Lathrop Span USA, Twin Falls Impact
2006 Oct 21 Brian Lee Schubert Span USA, New River Gorge Bridge Impact
2006 Sep 15 Adam Gibson Earth Mexico Impact with wall
2006 Sep 09 Bernd St Earth Austria, Dachstein Southwall Wall Strike
2006 Jun 18 Mario Massato Antenna Brazil, Ribeirăo do Sul Impact
2006 May 29 Shannon Carmel Dean Span USA, Twin Falls Impact
2006 May 27 Tony Coombesy Coombes Earth Norway, Trollveggen Wall Strike
2006 May 06 Alexey Sayutin Earth Ukraina, Engelsk Wall Strike
2006 Apr 16 Stephane LLonide Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Wall Strike
2006 Apr 15 Stephan Grossman Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Wall Strike
2006 Mar 15 Paul Smith-Crallan Antenna United Kingdom, Swanscombe Impact
2005 Dec 31 Julian Tom Manship Antenna USA, North Carolina Impact
2005 Nov 11 Vadim Vertz Vertzgaizer Antenna Russia, Angarsk Strike / Impact
2005 Jul 19 Darcy Zoitsas Earth Norway, Kjerag Impact
2005 Jul 03 Jurij Graciov Earth France, Chartreuse Impact / Strike
2005 May 21 Siller Wolfgang Earth Austria, Drachenwand Impact
2005 May 16 Olov Axel Kappfjell Antenna France, Paris Impact / Strike
2005 Mar 24 Johannes Teigland Earth Italy Impact
2004 Nov 17 Erich Wagar Antenna USA, Somerset Impact
2004 Oct 29 Jason Fitz-Herbert Earth Australia, Bungonia Gorge Strike
2004 Oct 22 Roland Simpson Building China, Shanghai Strike
2004 Aug 21 Duane Thomas Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Impact
2004 Jul 05 Jeff Barker Earth USA, Mount Baker Impact
2004 Jun 18 Andi K Earth Switzerland Impact
2004 May 03 Alexander Papuca Antenna Russia, Saratov Impact
2003 Nov 23 ‘Bruno’ Span France, Tulle Impact
2003 Oct 09 Jason Corcoran Span USA, Twin Falls Impact
2003 Aug 13 Gabi Dematte Earth Switzerland, Gasterntal strike, impact
2003 Aug 11 Fabrice Parent Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen strike
2003 Jul 23 Linus Rains Earth Norway, Trollveggen strike, impact
2003 Apr 05 Alexi Kosarev Earth Italy, Brento strike
2003 Jan 27 Bill Frogge Earth USA, Utah – Moab impact
2003 Jan 11 Robert Hinden Earth Switzerland, Engelberg strike
2002 Oct 11 Lukas Knuttson Earth Switzerland, Engelberg impact
2002 Sep 12 Rob Tompkins Earth Norway, Kjerag Impact
2002 Sep 01 Kirill Kiselev Earth Norway, Vikesaxa (Eiksdalen Valley) Impact
2002 Aug 25 Tore Lillebostad Earth Norway, Sunndalssra (HHrstadnebba) Impact
2002 Aug 15 Christophe Averty Earth France, Falaise des Gillardes Impact (Object)
2002 Aug 13 Wolfgang Wolle Bumer Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen unknown
2002 Aug 06 Dr. Nikolas (Nik) Hartshorne Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen Object Strike
2002 Jul 23 Lori Barr Earth Norway, Lyseboten Impact (Object)
2002 Jun 15 Brian Stout Span USA, Idaho, Twin Falls Impact
2002 May 29 Lee Skypunk Werling Antenna USA, Florida Impact
2002 May 01 Andrei Grunberg Earth Ukraine, Crimea Impact (Object)
2002 Apr 01 unknown male Building Russia, St. Petersburg Impact?
2001 Sep 27 Massimo Mazzeo Earth Italy, Monte Brento Impact (Total)
2001 Jul 22 Erin Aimee Engle Earth Italy, Monte Brento Object Strike
2001 Apr 02 Thierry Van Roy Earth Switzerland, Lauterbrunnen (La Mousse) Impact
2001 Jan 01 Withheld Earth Puerto Rico Impact
2001 Jan 01 Michael Schlefy Schafer Earth USA, Arizona, Courthouse Object Strike / Impact
2000 Jan 01 Trevor Yates Earth Australia, Wollemi National Park – Big Glassy Impact
2000 Jan 01 Fred Earth France, Verdon Impact (Object)
2000 Nov 02 Jorge Juan Domenech Earth Italy, Monte Brento Object Strike
2000 Aug 05 Valentino Ventori Earth Norway, Lysebotn Impact
2000 Jun 10 Terry Forrestal Earth Norway Object Strike / Impact
2000 May 07 Andrea Quarisa Earth Italy, Monte Brento Impact (Talus)
2000 Feb 09 Roger Butler Span USA, Idaho, Twin Falls Drowning
1999 Oct 22 Jan Davis Earth USA, El Capitan Impact (Total)
1999 Aug 15 Kirill Goretov Earth Norway, Lyseboten Object Strike
1999 Aug 08 Joshua Michael McVay Earth USA, Columbia River Gorge Object Strike
1999 Aug 04 Daniel Twomey Earth Norway, Trollspiret Object Strike / Impact
1999 Jul 07 Thor Alex Kappfjell Earth Norway Object Strike
1998 May 14 Bob Bromo Neely Antenna USA Impact (Ground)
1997 Dec 02 Christopher Kennedy Antenna USA, Tucson Impact (Ground)
1997 Aug 04 Torben Petersen Earth Australia, Bungonia Gorge Exposure, Object Strike
1997 Jul 29 Stina Ulla Ostberg Earth Norway, Lyseboten Impact (Object)
1996 Dec 25 Gary Dawson Earth New Zealand Object Strike
1996 Oct 28 Alexander Haseke Earth France, Magland Object Strike
1996 Oct 21 Jeff Maggilla Christman Earth USA, El Capitan Object Strike
1996 Aug 16 Sebastian Dectot Earth Norway, Lysbotn Impact
1996 Jan 01 Don Sampson Span USA, Colorado, Royal Gorge Strike(Canopy)
1995 Dec 20 Theresa Tran Earth USA, California, Riverside Impact
1994 Apr 03 Andre Jewett Antenna USA, Mississippi, Jackson Impact
1994 Apr 15 Xaver Bongard Earth Switzerland, Staubbach – LB Strike(Canopy)
1994 Jan 01 Paul Thompson Earth USA, Arizona, Lake Powell Strike(Freefall)
1993 Jan 01 Susan Oatly Earth USA, El Capitan – Yosemite unknown
1993 Jan 01 Joe Shaw Earth Australia, Bungonia Gorge Strike(Canopy)
1993 Nov 15 Jason Rooney Building Australia, Sydney Impact
1993 Jan 01 Marita Schneider Earth Venezuela, Angel Falls Strike(Canopy)
1993 Jan 01 Jonathan Bowlin Earth USA Canopy Entanglement
1992 May 20 Darren Newton Building United Kingdom, London Strike(Canopy)
1990 Jun 10 Robert Morris Building USA, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia Impact
1990 Jan 01 Mike Herron Span Germany Impact
1989 Feb 17 Jean-Marc Boivin Earth Venezuela, Angel Falls Strike(Canopy)
1989 Jan 01 Dick Pedley Building USA, California, Century City Strike(Canopy)
1989 Jan 01 David Dunblazier Span USA, Colorado, Royal Gorge Strike (Canopy)
1988 Jan 01 Mitch Reno Earth USA, California, Half Dome – Yosemite Impact
1988 Jan 01 Marlen Buford Building USA, South Carolina, Myrtle Beach Hard Landing
1987 Oct 01 Steve Gyrsting Span USA, West Virginia, NRG Impact
1987 Aug 23 Antonio Vanone Earth Italy, North Wall Strike(Canopy)
1987 Jan 01 Michael Gibbard Earth United Kingdom, Chedder Gorge Impact
1986 Oct 13 Rick Stanley Span USA< Virginia, NRG Drowning
1986 Jun 20 John Foster Earth Norway, Trollveggen Strike(Freefall)
1986 Jan 01 Marilyn Ettema Earth Australia, Wollomobi Falls Strike(Canopy)
1986 Jan 01 Jeb Williams Antenna USA, Texas, Dallas Impact
1985 Aug 24 Jari Mynttinen Earth Norway, Trollveggen Strike (Freefall)
1985 Aug 18 Jorgen Hakonson Earth Norway, Trollveggen Strike (Freefall)
1984 Jun 07 Carl Boenish Earth Norway, Stabben Strike (Freefall)
1983 Mar 07 Pauli Belik Antenna Sweden, Stockholm Impact
1983 Oct 01 Michael Williams Span USA, West Virginia, NRG Drowning
1982 Jan 01 Jimmy Tyler Earth USA, California, Yosemite Strike
1982 Jun 02 Frank Donnellan Building United Kingdom, London Impact
1981 Oct 10 Larry Jackson Earth USA, Colorado, Black Canyon Strike (Canopy)
1981 Apr 11 William Harmon Antenna USA, Virginia, Suffolk Strike (canopy)

59 thoughts on “BASE Fatality List

    1. I was around Susan Oatly when see was a student, my friend was her in instructor ,
      See took forever to get off student status. When did graduate she still had a problem with her legs being up. So to close out her un know on her mistake at El Cap. she back slid into the face of El Cap. and fell to her death.

      1. Several others as well. I don’t think they’re keeping up with the site.

        But most recently, aye, RIP Potter and Hunt

    2. It wasn’t the fall that killed them…… was the sudden stop at the end.

    3. Having a 3 way with two Beautiful Women or going on a Roller Coaster is my way of having a Thrill, but to each there own. Lot of Respect for those that took the chance to Base jump.

  1. My greatest respect to these brave BASE jumpers.
    Rather die while living and doing what you love, than never live at all.

    Respect and condolences.

    1. is jumping off a building away to live? its thrill seeking, and thrill seekers need more extreme means to generate the thrill
      russian roulette is another method

      1. why do you give a crap? no ones making you leap off of anything are they? if youre super content with normal day to day drudgery, im happy for you, youre easily amused. someone elses lifestyle so long as it isn’t interfering with yours is none of youre business. youre gonna die anyway someday, and me personally would rather go out with a bang, as opposed to colon cancer or heart disease, or even worse, dementia. I mean do you know how alzhiemers kills you? your body forgets how to swallow and even breathe…. I don’t want to live to be 70 or older,I think its foolish to live in fear of death, cause theres no escape, just a ,matter of running the clock forward. I think having the courage to jump off of a building to pursue the dream of flight is amazing, I mean who hasn’t ever, at least once as a kid, dreamed of flying? dude, youre a real wet blanket

        1. Bodey, you seem to be a little high strung. Brian just simply gave his opinion, I don’t think it was a direct attack on you. The point is that we all take risks of some sort. In the U.S I used to sky dive but had to give it up, too hard on my aging knees. I spent ten yrs on Active Duty and managed not to get killed. I now live in Germany so I ride my bike on the autobahn at 260+ kph. I also hunt in not so wide open areas surrounded by a bunch of other guys with guns who don’t always see you in the thick forest (how about that for a risk)? Bottom line is that most of us take calculated risks daily…some risks are just harder to calculate than others. Enjoy your choices. Free fall!


      2. I totally agree with you. I have to admit a certain admiration of Jeb Corliss, and maybe a few other brilliant young professionals doing this, but most of the people doing this are playing the EXACT equivalent of Russian Roulette or landing at Normandy on D-Day, except for no grand reason. I’m sure its exhilirating, the footage is incredible, but Corliss will tell you flat out that get used to everyone you know dying, and then you dying. He’s one of the best and that’s why he’s still alive, but I fully expect to hear he’s dead one day unless he retires, and he seems to be acting like he might. People who do this who have children are just idiots.

        People should work on their intellects more. Getting on stage is a risk that won’t kill you. Trying to sell your art or music is another. Helping the poor is another. Make a million dollars and give it away. I understand flying is a thrill, but you can get that in a supervised skydiving trip or a parasail or whatever. This activity is statistically so dangerous it’s comparable to running onto an interstate, and about as productive.

        Please no more rationales. I can get my thrills from watching it. Ultimately, the biggest thrill is from cheating death, but for what – making a stupid video that won’t compete with the pros? It’s really for the dumb.

        1. People think this is more dangerous than it is. Yes people die, yes people get hurt. Driving a super sport motorcycle is equally dangerous. Deaths have been mounting in BASE because of BASE jumpers, and wingsuit pilots taking to WisBASE with not nearly enough experience; and doing things they should not when they get away with a few good flights away and decide to try Proxy. Any BASE jumper will tell you, stupidity gets people killed not BASE.

      3. If you don’t get it, fine, that’s why we call you, “Wuffos.” Either you get it or you don’t.

      4. Many base jumpers have attained hundreds or thousands of jumps. Statistically speaking Russian Roulette has drastically worse odds.

        We are all thrill seekers in our own ways.

    2. an amazing and truly inspirational person runs into a burning building to pull your unconscious ass outta there, when everyone else is running outta there— not some hyper nutbar thrill seeker

      1. I do both as a professional firefighter/paramedic/rescuediver and a basejumper. How would you characterise me? A truly inspirational hyper nutbar thrill seeker perhaps?

        Thrill seeking is not even close to being the only reason people basejump or attend to other high risk sports. As long as people are not even trying to understand all or even some of the various reasons, their opinnions seem somewhat indifferent to me.

    3. If life Is finite then I would agree but If not , then why throw the opportunity to grow spiritually for a rush.

    4. Oh well, they wanted to play. As long as they did not take any innocent people with them…let them jump.
      And have one of their friends clean up the mess, instead of Rangers or Paramedics having to clean up

  2. These people were heroes.. They opened a new way to live… Lots of risks, but intense emotions.. one day, we will be able to do what they did in a safety way, because of their research in that field and their sacrifice. RESPECT and PEACE to them.

    1. Nothing “Heroic” here at all. Just thrill seeking, noting wrong with that , but nothing heroic.

        1. There’s nothing heroic about base jumping, I understand the need for an adrenaline rush, but putting your life at risk like this is selfish. You don’t understand how your, possible, death will impact your family and friends. I’ve done some stupid things in my life, things that could have killed me, but nothing that risking. I would climb anything someone dared me to, but I was young and unbreakable, invincible and believed nothing would happen to me. Well, that was 35 years ago and one last dare, I’ve been a quadriplegic since that day. You’re not unbreakable, you will die, not your next jump or the one after that, but eventually, you’ll pull the rope too late, crash into a wall or a malfunction of your chute. It’s just a matter of time.
          And to the guy who said “it’s the sudden stop that kills you”, you’re a cold hearted ass.

  3. Ok, I’ll admit that I’m way too scared to ever base jump, or bungee jump. But let me share my perspective on this deadly activity.
    You are brave people to do this kind of sport. The world needs more of you desperately. Once you go out and do a few sic jumps, why not put this sport behind you and with the rest of your long life, use that courage to help the world. Whether that means taking a stand against oppressive forces, or risking your life to save someone in need of help.
    Thanks for listening.

      1. We all reach the edge one day, one way or another. Some people would prefer to put it off for as long as possible, and squeeze as much joy out of their days as they can.
        You risk losing it all for a momentary thrill, and yet you call them fools.

    1. Brian maybe your the one who is foolish for never being open to knowing what it actually feels like to be truly alive. Silly of you to post such things like this that you really know nothing about. Some of us need more out of life than most. It about quality not quantity. Not trying to be offensive but this is not the place to call all base jumpers foolish considering this is a list of many that have lost their lives. Have some respect

  4. “Rather die while living and doing what you love, than never live at all.”

    I guess life sux, otherwise.

  5. perhaps brian would rather be known as just some guy who got killed at work or car wreck or perhaps if hes lucky old age but thats only if cancer heart or any other illness doesnt get him first and thats his choice of a way to live mine on the other hand is to enjoy everyday wether playing with my kids skydiving wingsuiting or yes base jumping
    i have told my family of all the risks that are involved with my sports of choice and they support me and know if i die tomorrow that i did so living MY life to what i see as its fullest and perhaps my death will also serve to teach the next generation of jumpers a lesson to improve our sport
    nobody has to try these sports i realize we are a elite group which also makes us a close family
    i will never give someone a hard time as to how to live there lives but i expect the same cheers:)

    1. And Peter, I’m sure your kids will understand and be just fine if you do die with your selfish attitude about life! Personally I would of thought your responsibility to there up bringing would take president over cheep thrills! You may well of chosen that life style and to have children but they never chose you to be there parent, one who does not think twice about loosing your life over something that is inherently dangerous and with risk. You have got to be the most selfish person Iv ever come across, void of all responsibility!

      1. Well Darren you obviously have not come across many real people. There is nothing ‘cheap’ aabout the thrills that come with high risk adrenaline sports such as BASE, for one if you want to transition into the sport properly then expect it to cost a few thousand. But aside from materialistic things such as money, if you get it wrong you pay the ultimate price. Your life. However, get it right and you will create almost utterly unique moments where time practically has no arbitrary meaning, you simply live in the moment, in which every minute action can have a serious effect on the outcome that can only go one of two ways. To say a BASE jumper has no regard for losing his life is foolish – the man with a death wish would be dead. No jumper wants to die. We all like to think we have control over our fates but it is simply an illussion we all take for granted. Nothing scares me more than routine, nothing scares me more than waking up in 20 years time wondering where the hehell it all went. I would rather jump off a cliff… =)

  6. I am reading this as a beginner, at the request of several experienced BASE jumpers to gain perspective. I hope they nor I never make this list, but I have all the respect in the world for those on it, and who will be on it for pushing the boundaries of human experience.

  7. There are alot of great men/women who are not on this list. I just want to give everyone one (Not just decided) who’ve been in the air that we together are a spark that will never be extinguished. Every jump isn’t to prove were invincible. But to better feel human. Because any of us jumping or not can be taken by Mother Earth any time.

  8. I love looking through an article that will make men and women think.
    Also, thank you for permitting me to comment!

  9. i will risk my life and do anything if its to rescue another life or to advance flight (planes etc) or other human advances to better mankind in some way. but to risk my life for nothing i would not do. there is plenty of risk in rescue missions and so i would risk every thing to save/rescue another life. develop rescue craft that could be dangerous as thats an endeavor that has human rescue as its goal. make your life mean something for others.

  10. The only semi-dangerous sports I’ve done in the past were white water kayaking, skiing and full contact karate. I’m much too scared (or maybe sensible) to base jump. But I just wanted to say something about this death list…..
    Each young person’s name we see here has family; and unless you’ve had someone young die in your family, i.e. a brother or sister or nephew etc, you’ll never know how badly and permanently it affects family, particularly ageing parents (it will likely kill them early). Once a young person dies in a family, something dies inside each close family member forever.
    So before you base jump again think it really worth the risk? ..are you perhaps being selfish by putting your life on the line for the sake of a few minutes of high? …especially if you have young children yourself.
    Youtube is full of videos of brave young people dying young during extreme danger sports and stunts.

    1. Rob-nw Sorry I beg to differ. While any life lost is certainly a devastating experience celebrating the LIFE the person lived can also have its rewards.
      My son used to say “everyone dies, not everyone lives”
      And yes he is on this list.
      Miss him dearly but have nothing but respect for his choices. He lived more than many.
      My son’s life brings pleasure to me every day. Very proud to have known him.

      1. Just have to say your comment Lyn overwhelmed me, and almost brought a tear to my eye – it’s very refreshing to hear someones like yours who’s lost a loved one like this.

        ive thought about BASE a few times and only now actually considering it after I now meet the requirements. I’m not taking it light by any means and if I do go on a course know the actual realisation of standing there might be enough that I realise this isn’t for me and walk away, but for my that’s part of my reasoning for wanting to do it.

        I hate how people say doing X Y Z is selfish because dying will be devastating to friends or family and that means you cant live your dreams, one could argue the opposite.

        1. Understand you cant or shouldn’t go from the office to the edge of a bridge. You really need 200 or better yet, 500 skydives. Legally, no, realistically, yes. So spend years getting into it and don’t make the list when you otherwise wouldn’t have to.

  11. Hats off to these guys for doing what they want, their lives. I live in the Isle of Man, home of the TT races, and people flock here twice a year to see guys doing what they love doing. There’s no run off areas, just hedges, walls and lamp posts. And you come off you’re getting it. As a friend of mine once told me “If you’re not living on the edge, you’re taking up too much fucking room!!”

  12. Hi all,

    I was in Lysebotn, Norway in July and on Tuesday 22nd, I witnessed a Canadian man jump and then get into trouble, smashing into the mountain several times before being air lifted away in critical condition. I’ve been unable to find out if he survived and is now on the mend?

    Any information would be greatly appreciated.

  13. i was watching the wingsuit warrior on discovery the other day & was inspired.these base jumpers & wingsuit warriors are either brave or are alpha human beings -they are enjoying life to the max & its their lives & their bodies . to die or live its your choice & to hell with the consequences !!!!
    i’d rather jump out of a plane without a parachute than die a slow angonising death.

  14. I’m not sure why people that are so against BASE are even reading this. Go back to ur 9 to 5 and fat wives. None of you have a clue. RESPECT to those with a pulse an enjoy life. The rest of you get back to your stamp collections.

    1. That’s funny !! And I agree. Even some of the BASEjumpers don’t get it,,they think some of the BASEjumpers take way too big of risk…They wil never get it..Maybe they should stick to direct bag jumps over smooth lakes,,that shouldn’t even count,,their limits are in a different place…I’d have to cut my throat out of boredom……..CE – 5 Bill Legg

  15. Personally, I’m inspired and educated by the list, with great thanks to the compiler and respect to the victims. I think it’s too many. Something’s not quite right about that. I went broke around 2008 due to global financial bullshit and been broke ever since. At that stage I was at 300+ jumps with dreams of doing Angel Falls. The dream is still alive, plus I’d love to have a go at KLT – both of which seem to have adequate “open” (rather than secretive) help available for learning, which is, I believe, the key to greater fun and few deaths. I hope I make it. Things like this site, inspire me to do so.
    Peace and love and happy fun jumping to all !!!

  16. Its a shame people have died doing the best sport, and I hope we learn form their screw ups.

  17. Everyday is a risk. Going to the market and you never make it. So live for today! If you give your life pursuing a challenge, then it’s karma. These people aren’t thrill seekers, not super humans, they are people like you and I. Life is impermanent, so enjoy as you see best, but be pleased that others have found their own way to to enjoy it, too.
    “I used to think the worst thing in life was being alone. It isn’t. The worst thing in life is being with people that make you feel alone.” Mr. Robin Williams

  18. Mark Mosley was a friend of mine from high school. I was sorry to learn of his death, but feel privileged to have known him. I never guessed he would become both a highly-skilled, compassionate dentist and a BASE jumper. He died in southeast Kansas, in a jump from a giant excavating machine that was a local tourist attraction. Tens of thousands of us die every year in meaningless automobile “accidents”; at least Mark died doing something he loved!

  19. Base jumping has definitely been something I have dreamed of doing, but common sense tells me to keep it as a dream.
    At 49 years old, I find surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding and riding my motorcycle enough of a thrill for me.
    With regards to riding my motorcycle, I ride it according to the road conditions and use common sense to enjoy the feeling, and yes, when the conditions are good for it I like to give it a lot of power.
    Surfing, snowboarding and skateboarding are always exhilarating activities to do and the risk factor is minimal even if I did come off the skateboard at great speed down a hill.
    As far as base jumping goes, I think that it looks like a certain path to death.
    I hope that before you die, that you give surfing a try.

  20. You cannot fear death forever. Eventually it will come. These men and women are comfortable with the thought of dying, now they can truly live. They are brave and strong. Cheers.

  21. This IS my correct E-Address. To keep the fatality list right, Contact Rick or Joy Harrison, They run the U.S.B.A. Jean Boenish did before. Rick lives near Galveston, Texas….I th ink it should be kept up with. Try not to get on this list !!!! ha Bill Legg

  22. Our fallen brothers and sisters will always be remembered for living life to the fullest. So many more that are not on this list but this is a reminder to never forget where our sport has come and where it is going.

    Blue Skies!

  23. I watched the base jumper in KL in 2010. Was photographing them. I was on edge also. They were happy enough me taking flash photos.

    My camera went into flash calibration mode just as a girl was jumping – it flashes repeatedly, about 20 a second. No idea why the did it. Was first time and the camera has done it once since in the years I’ve had it.

    Lots of dirty looks but thankfully she was ok.

    One of the jumpers was in flying suit. I heard in 2012 he had a fatal accident in Australia.

    Too dangerous for me. I used to ride super bikes. Have had near death bike accidents.

    Daughter now so I live life very free of risks I used to take.

  24. Ps I think it’s about waying risk and consequence.

    If you ride a motorcycle in hi vis and never speed only only weekends, no problem – even if you have kids (they come Into consequence calculation)

    If you parachute several times a year same.

    If you BASE jump have no children and have wayed the outcome it a decision you’ve made. Hope it doesn’t effect anyone else.

  25. Hi all,
    I am a scientist and as a scientist I remember that if humans can fly using airplanes today it has been thanks to the death of many. I do not know what will be the ultimate outcome of BASE jumping. I do think though that in the near future this activity will give birth to wonderfull potentially life saving applications. To me the people on this list are pioneers who gave their life to satisfy and improve their passion, please respect them and their choices because today they seem marginals but they might be tomorrow’s heroes. Enjoy your life and passions, life is short, BASE or not, the important is to know what to do with the time that is given to you.
    Best regards

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