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Urban B.A.S.E. Jump

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What is that one craziest thing you’ve ever done in the middle period of a dark night? Or forget about doing, but say just ‘thought’ of? So, how about jumping off a 300 ft building and as well safely landing down?

Yes, witness these two daredevil B.A.S.E. Jumpers as they venture out into the oblivion of a dark night, to jump off a 300ft brick and mortar structure; in a forlorn Indian suburb.


Aishwarya Yadav fondly called Aish, along with his B.A.S.E Jumper friend Ivgeni from Russia attempted India’s first ever urban B.A.S.E jump. Both of them one after another jumped off a building at 3 AM, while the residents were busy sleeping and the watchman was pretending to be awake and vigilant. From ‘3,2,1… JUMP’ to ‘Ohhh we did it. I’m f****ing alive!’. Relive the adventure as 4play unfolds their freaky journey.

Aishwarya has successfully attempted near about 2300 skydives, 30 BASE jumps and 40 wing suit jumps. He has the USPA Skydiving Coach and Accelerated Freefall (AFF) Instructor ratings from United States Parachute Association. He is the most accomplished para jumper in India as no other has come as close to him.

BASE stands for Building, Antenna, Span and Earth. BASE jumpers leap from any and all these four fixed objects with parachutes designed specifically for rapid deployment. The acronym “B.A.S.E.” was coined by filmmaker Carl Boenish, his wife Jean Boenish, Phil Smith, and Phil Mayfield.

FACT FILE: The first legally recorded base jump in India was attempted 4 years ago by an Indian army colonel Satyendra Verma. He jumped off a 450 ft. TV tower in New Delhi making history as the first Indian to successfully B.A.S.E. jump from a building. It took him almost a year to get the permissions for this jump.”