B.A.S.E. to some people is a way of life, bringing yourself to the fine line between life and death with alarming immediacy.
B.A.S.E. is the acronym for building, antenna, span, and earth. A base jumper is a person who sky-dives off these fixed objects rather than out of an aeroplane. But base jumping is more than just that … It is commitment to life, not death.
Four international base jumpers went to South Africa on a road trip to find high objects, climb them and jump off. Our film crew followed Liro Seppanen (Finland), Jeb Corliss (U.S.A), Omer Mei-Dan (Israel) and Yuri Kuznetsov (U.W.W.R/U.S.A.) on their quest.
The objective of the 'African B.A.S.E.' road tour was simple: to complete B.A.S.E. in South Africa (i.e to jump off one of each of the four objects that qualify an individual as a base jumper), and to conclude the trip with a gravity-defying wing suit flight over the twin-tiered cliffs of the Milner Amphitheater.