Video: Death Road base jump – yes as stupid as it sounds

Words by gravitybolivia.com | Images by gravitybolivia.com / Allstair Matthew

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.

Death Road base jump … on a bike… movie – yes as stupid as it sounds. from Alistair Matthew on Vimeo.

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