What It's Like to BASE Jump into a Crowded City Street

By Brian Barrett on at

Thank goodness there are so many certifiably insane people in this world. That way the rest of us don't have to strap a camera to our helmets, ride up dozens of stories on the outside of an elevator, and plummet to near-certain doom in the middle of a busy Spanish city on a busy afternoon. Like these guys did.

For reference, these gentlemen are BASE jumping from the Gran Hotel Bali in Benidorm, Spain, a 610 ft. monster of a tower and the second-tallest building in Spain. I'm honestly not sure which would be more terrifying: the part of the elevator ascent where you're high enough up to die but too low for your chute to work? The descent into the street not knowing if a truck is around the corner? Or that one guy's facial hair? [SISTF via TDW]