World Record: 63 BASE Jumps in 24 Hours

© CHRISTIAN PONDELLA/RED BULL CONTENT POOL
© CHRISTIAN PONDELLA/RED BULL CONTENT POOL
© CHRISTIAN PONDELLA/RED BULL CONTENT POOL

“TWIN FALLS, Idaho — Around 10:40 p.m, on the longest day of the year, the last sliver of light finally disappeared over Idaho’s Perrine Bridge. World-renowned BASE jumper Miles Daisher strapped on his headlamp and hiked up the rugged, rocky terrain to throw himself off the 486-foot-high span for the 35th time. But, there was still 12 full hours of jumping and climbing ahead.

With a firm grasp on the world record for most career BASE jumps (4,520) as well as the highest yearly total (737), Daisher utilized the summer solstice to reclaim the one BASE jumping record that slipped away from him — the most human-powered BASE jumps in 24 hours, a record he just upped to a whopping 63 self-propelled launches.

A human-powered BASE jump is a leap of faith in which the jumper must hike, climb or somehow saunter back up to the structure they previously ejected themselves off of — without the help of any mechanized assistance. In fact, with Dasher’s record of 63 he climbed a total of 30,618 feet in 24 hours. For reference, Mount Everest — the tallest mountain in the world — towers at 29,029 feet. Or, in Daisher’s case, 60 BASE jump cycles.”

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