Friday, May 6, 2011

Reaching new heights

A Chilean thrill-seeker has taken his base-jumping to new heights by riding his motorcycle off a 3,300ft cliff in the Andes. According to Sky News, Julio Munoz rode the bike off a ramp at full-speed and then let go of it before more than 3,000ft of freefall. Munoz eventually deployed his parachute at just 200ft from the ground but remarkably landed safely. Sky reports that three years of planning and $100,000 went into the stunt in the Loma Rabona region. The paratrooper said he feels ‘really comfortable’ in the air and that this was an ‘everyday thing’ for him. The extraordinary feat was captured by 12 cameras and can be seen at: