So, Just How Dangerous is BASE JumpingBy Rocky Thompson on February 15th, 2012
Outside Magazine takes a look at BASE jumping fatalities and just how deadly the sport really is. Since 1981 there have been 180 deaths, and they breakdown how those have happened. The surprising leader is no-pulls, coming in at 38%. Another 30% hit something on the way down, and the remainder get tangled up or deploy their chute while falling sideways or backwards. It works out to add up to just 6 deaths per year, which doesn’t sound like too many until you consider that most people BASE jumping are seasoned skydiving pros with loads of experience. Outside also breaks down the most deadly BASE jumping sites, and notable mishaps that include an Eifel Tower jump and a couple El Cap stories.