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Mountain Bike B.A.S.E. Jump from Bolivia’s Death Road

Posted by Tama Easton on Tuesday December 24 2013


Many of you will of heard of Alistair Matthew and the crazy contingent of Kiwi mountain bikers known as “Gravity Bolivia”. This morning Alistair sent through a link to their latest escapades which involve a ramp, a mountain biker, a parachute, and a cliff in Bolivia.

Alistair says:

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.

  • Zane

    Having ridden past that corner a few hundred times I have to say I never thought of jumping off it on my bike! Either with or without a parachute!