Base 66: A Story of Fear, Fun, and Freefall

Base 66: A Story of Fear, Fun, and Freefall

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By (author) Jevto Dedijer

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  • Publisher: iUniverse
  • Format: Paperback | 148 pages
  • Dimensions: 148mm x 224mm x 14mm | 240g
  • Publication date: 30 November 2004
  • Publication City/Country: Bloomington IN
  • ISBN 10: 0595335101
  • ISBN 13: 9780595335107
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 235,000

Product description

"BASE 66" is the true, nerve-wracking account of three young skydivers and their quest for membership in the most select extreme sports club on earth: The BASE club. In order to become a full-fledged member, Jevto Dedijer, Bernard Poirier, and Scott Elder had to parachute from the top of a building, an antenna tower, a bridge and a cliff, and survive to tell the story--a feat only some 800 adrenaline addicted people have succeeded in doing. In "BASE 66," Jevto Dedijer tells the tale of his hunger for the ultimate adrenaline rush. He and his companions shared several near death experiences while traveling across Europe with their parachutes and beer in Bernard's dented Renault 4. They were pioneers in a sport so dangerous that several of their fellow BASE jumpers died in action. ""BASE 66" is a fascinating story about life and death, terror and joy, and intimate friendship. It is an account of extraordinary people taking a step beyond the edge." Yuri Kuznetsov--BASE 416 "Everyone will enjoy reading Jevto's thrilling and humorous tale of his fascinating BASE odyssey and his discovery of a way of life that surpasses artificial boundaries and provides lifelong inspiration." Jean Boenish--BASE 3

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