BASE jumping has a high level of inherent danger but if you are prepared to leave your comfort zone, there’s a thrilling world out there waiting for you.
Chris “Douggs” McDougall is a highly regarded Australian BASE jumping athlete who has more than 18 years of experience in the sport.
Having completed more than 3200 BASE jumps in over 41 countries, he now runs base jumping courses throughout Europe when he is not adventuring the globe making his and other’s dreams come true.
“BASE jumping has given me the best excuse to travel the entire planet to some of the most unique places on earth.”
Chris “Douggs” McDougall
“The sport has allowed me to slip into the heart of many different cultures, foods and natural wonders that not many other people every get to experience. It’s helped me break through the boundaries of religion, race and status and into the equal world of love honesty and people being exactly that; people,” says Chris.
BASE jumping was spawned from skydiving. Jumps are generally made from much lower altitudes than skydives. Also part of the thrillseeking sport family is wingsuiting.
“BASE jumping has shown me that nothing is impossible and you are only limited by your imagination and comfort zone.”
To enter the sport of BASE jumping most instructors suggest a minimum of 200 skydives and the completion of a specialised course. For more information on BASE jumping on entering the sport, visit www.learntobasejump.com or www.basedreams.com/coaching where you can contact Chris directly.
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