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Being wannabe daredevil types here at Environmental Graffiti, we’ve got a bit of a penchant for the rush of extreme sports; and when trying to gauge the most radical of these fear-fueled activities – the ones where the natural high really puts your stomach in your mouth – we’d have to say BASE jumping is right up there. Even as dangerous sports go, it’s is a pretty fringe sort of stunt, with a high fatality rate that has seen even experienced jumpers killed on a regular basis. Here we’ve compiled a selection of some of the wildest BASE jumps completed to date.
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1. Highest Ever BASE Jump
On May 23rd 2006, Glenn Singleman and Heather Swan soared down from a record-high 6604 meter (21,667 ft) precipice of the Himalayan Meru Peak after a grueling 22-day climb in sub-zero conditions.
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Aided by their wingsuits – which didn’t inflate easily in the rarefied air – the Australian couple took just two minutes to fly down to their base camp, though the feat was the result of six years preparation.