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Miles Daisher – The Lost City of Petra

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Watch Miles Daisher BASE jump from the top of the Treasury in Petra, Jordan. Miles BASE jumped from the top of the Treasury in the depth of the Lost City of Petra and landed directly in front of it, in less than 15 seconds, going 20 miles per hour, in a canyon that is 100 feet wide. The challenge was in the short length and altitude of the jump and the incredibly small and tight space that left Miles with little room to be able to escape the walls of the limestone mountains.

About Miles Daisher

Miles Daisher is an accomplished canopy pilot with more than 7,200 skydives and 4,000 BASE jumps, which is more known BASE jumps than anyone on the planet. In 2005, he set a BASE jumping record by launching 57-times in a single day, climbing a total of nearly 29,000 vertical feet and performed a record setting 737 BASE jumps in one year. Miles also created two new sports skyayking and rope swing BASE jumps.

Miles Daisher

Miles has been a professional parachutist since falling in love with canopies in 1995. He is a member of the Red Bull Air Force, a specialized team of expert pilots. Miles is experienced in demonstration jumps, Hollywood stunts, coaching, motivational speaking and aerial camera work.

Twin Falls Idaho home of the I.B. Perrine Bridge has been his home for the past decade where he coaches Miles D’s BASE camp, trains for stunts and jumps for fun. “It’s a magical thing when you fly in the sky” says Miles Daisher.

The Lost City of Petra

Petra originally known to the Nabataeans as Raqmu, is a historical and archaeological city in southern Jordan. The city is famous for its rock-cut architecture and water conduit system. Another name for Petra is the Rose City due to the color of the stone out of which it is carved. Petra is one of the New7Wonders of the World.

Established possibly as early as 312 BC as the capital city of the Arab Nabataeans, it is a symbol of Jordan, as well as Jordan’s most-visited tourist attraction. The Nabataeans were nomadic Arabs who took advantage of Petra’s proximity to regional trade routes to establish it as a major trading hub. The Nabataeans are also known for their great ability in constructing efficient water-collecting methods in the barren deserts and their talent in carving structures into solid rocks. Petra lies on the slope of Jebel al-Madhbah (identified by some as the biblical Mount Hor) in a basin among the mountains which form the eastern flank of Arabah (Wadi Araba), the large valley running from the Dead Sea to the Gulf of Aqaba. It has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1985.

The site remained unknown to the Western world until 1812, when it was introduced by Swiss explorer Johann Ludwig Burckhardt. It was described as “a rose-red city half as old as time” in a Newdigate Prize-winning poem by John William Burgon. UNESCO has described it as “one of the most precious cultural properties of man’s cultural heritage”. Petra was named amongst the New7Wonders of the World in 2007 and was also chosen by the Smithsonian Magazine as one of the “28 Places to See Before You Die”.