Went to Fort Bonifacio, Philippines, to an Ozone event in order to catch with some of my Power Kiting friends, Bam, Buko & Rodel and found out that a bunch of Americans were going to base jump off the top of the "South of Market" building.
In my mind the only way down a building is on the inside, preferably in an elevator or possibly using the stairs. But these guys prefer the good old fashioned parachute!!!!
I was talking to one of the who mentioned that any building which is taller than 250ft is OK, but I'm convinced that with my excess weight a building around 500ft would be more applicable. Still the lift would be the preferred choice by far.
The photos are not brilliant (I was very nervous and I was standing on the ground!) but they capture what went on.
Three of the four jumpers discussing the jump (I hope), but it looks more like a casual conversation about the price of coffee!
The cameras came out in force - mine being one of them - and some cameras seemed to be nearly as big as their owners!
Cool shades were definitely the fashion accessory of the day :-)
The next set of photos shows the first guy jumping and he starts with a back flip! As if it isn't exciting enough with a plain old jump!
I can;t believe how casual they are about this jumping business. I'd have to change my pants after doing that jump!
The rest of the photos show other jumps
It was a really exciting day and happily everyone landed safely. In the end my theory about my preferred choice of moving vertically in a building remains unchanged :-)
You can see all of my photos from the day on my photo site
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