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ngfone

Jul 12, 2017, 11:10 AM
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Just wondering who is the oldest person to date to make a successful solo BASE jump?

TomAiello

Jul 12, 2017, 2:04 PM
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Oldest I know of was 78.

piisfish

Jul 12, 2017, 3:37 PM
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TomAiello wrote:
Oldest I know of was 78.
metric or imperial?

TomAiello

Jul 12, 2017, 3:39 PM
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What is this "metric" of which you speak? Tongue

ngfone

Jul 12, 2017, 3:48 PM
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Thanks Tom, so that's it? Anyone else?

rushchaser

Jul 12, 2017, 4:01 PM
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http://www.guinnessworldrecords.com/...s/oldest-base-jumper

Donald Cripps (USA, b. 12 September 1929) parachuted off the 267 m high (876-ft) New River Gorge Bridge near Fayetteville in West Virginia, USA, on 19 October 2013, aged 84 years 37 days.

base570

Jul 12, 2017, 7:17 PM
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Jim Guyer was possibly the oldest active jumper making jumps well into his 70's I believe. I don't think he started until pretty late in age too.
He is one tough SOB!

Ronald

Jul 13, 2017, 1:50 AM
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That must be Dan the Man !

unclecharlie95

Jul 13, 2017, 3:49 AM
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Beat me to it! Wink

dantheman

Jul 13, 2017, 5:15 AM
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39 is not old!!
Besides, ronald is older than me, so is neil 'granddad' jarvis- or at least he looks it!😉

dantheman

Jul 13, 2017, 5:23 AM
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Uncle Charlie is not far behind...

MBA-PATTO

Jul 13, 2017, 12:36 PM
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39 geez you must of had a bad paper run as a kid Laugh

hjumper33
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Jul 13, 2017, 6:57 PM
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Haha you guys are all old!

neiljarvis

Jul 13, 2017, 10:32 PM
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"your not old, you just look it." Classic line from King of Poland. AKA Olek.

martin245

Jul 16, 2017, 4:02 PM
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neiljarvis wrote:
"your not old, you just look it." Classic line from King of Poland. AKA Olek.

Olek is not the King of Poland anymore, he rules now a smaller, poor and underdeveloped Austrian province in the west of Austria, called Switzerland.


(This post was edited by martin245 on Jul 16, 2017, 4:05 PM)

Base719

Jul 19, 2017, 6:59 AM
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At 75 I got all four and earned #719.
I'm 89 now but no longer jumping.
Jim[reply]

blkhwkmech89

Aug 12, 2017, 7:58 AM
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Don Cripps. He's now 87 and just recently made his 4000th skydive at Skydive Panama City. Super Nice guy.

Mitchpee

Aug 12, 2017, 1:52 PM
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I'm pretty sure the oldest BASE jumper is wasatchrider at 46 years old.


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