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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.


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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.

ngfone

Oct 9, 2017, 8:29 AM
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Well not the least youngest jumper ever then but here's my friend Jerry Balint making his first BASE jump at age 81. He performed well and wants to make more jumps!


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MikePelkey

May 22, 2018, 5:36 AM
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Tom,
I am 78 now. If I jump next year I will be the oldest base jumper in more ways than one, right?

nofearbasecamp

May 22, 2018, 2:31 PM
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I jumped with my dad this year a few times here at the Perrine. He is 65


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TomAiello

May 22, 2018, 8:01 PM
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MikePelkey wrote:
Tom,
I am 78 now. If I jump next year I will be the oldest base jumper in more ways than one, right?

I'd think so. Smile


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